Margot Farrington is a poet, writer, and performer. Trained in theater—her earliest love—she has read and performed widely as poet and as storyteller, garnering praise both for her work and for dynamic readings and performances. The author of three full-length poetry collections, her latest book is “Scanning For Tigers” (Free Scholar Press, 2014). Other writing includes essays, interviews, and reviews of poetry and art. Visual works include collage—pieces she has exhibited in galleries. Among her awards are fellowships in poetry from Norton Island, The I-Park Foundation, The Clocktower, and grants from NYSCA/DEC and the Athena Foundation. She is a two time Pushcart Prize nominee, most recently in 2015. As writer-in-residence, she has worked in urban and rural environments, serving diverse populations. She has also taught workshops at libraries, literary centers, schools, and prisons. As juror, panelist, curator, and coordinator, she has been involved in many literary endeavors. Farrington is founder and director of Writers At The Eyrie, the Brooklyn based residency program she launched in 2014 www.writersateyrie.org Born and raised in New Jersey, Farrington later moved to New York. Since the 1980s she has lived in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and in Treadwell, NY.
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