The following are testimonials on Marisa Donnelly from her cooperating teachers, professors, employers, and judge of the 2013 Salveson Prize.
“I am Department Chair, a teacher with 39 years of experience and a District Literacy Coach. I say that not to impress – but for you to understand how impressed I am with Ms. Donnelly. She is one of the best student teachers I have worked with over the years.” — Deadra Stanton, Mason City … Continue reading Deadra Stanton
“Donnelly is a terrific, maturing writer, and her creative efforts have a vigor that is inescapable, a vision of worldly experience and truth that resonates on each line.” — Kyle Torke, Associate Professor of English at Colorado Technical University and author of Sunshine Falls
“Donnelly writes wonderfully, in fact, she is in the top handful of creative writing students I have worked with over the last fifteen years.” — Tim Bascom, Creative Writing Director at Waldorf College and author of Chamelon Days: An American Boyhood in Ethiopia
“What struck me, initially, are Donnelly’s control of line endings and her use of enjambment to further the sonic textures so evident in her poetry.” — Brandon Courtney, Poetry Editor at DIALOGIST and Academy of American Poets Prizewinner