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Margie, also known as the American Journal of Poetry, is an annual literary journal,[1] based in Chesterfield, Missouri [2] that features the work of the nation's leading poets. The journal was established in 2000[3] and is dedicated to the memory of Marjorie J. Wilson (1955-1977). The founder and editor-in-chief is Robert Nazarene.[1][4] The journal sponsors several prestigious contests, including the annual Robert E. Wilson & Ruth I. Wilson Best Poetry Book Contest.[5]

Among the notable writers whose work has appeared in Margie are Sherman Alexie, Jacob M. Appel, Julianna Baggott, Kate Braverman, W. S. Di Piero, Alice Friman, Michael Harper, Terry Hertzler, Tony Hoagland, Allison Joseph, Ron Offen, Mark Rudman, Enid Shomer, David Wagoner, Laura Madeline Wiseman and R. Scott Yarbrough.

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  1. ^ a b "Robert Nazarene, Editor of Margie: The American Journal of Poetry". Winning Writers. Fall 2005. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  2. ^ "Literary Journals". Missouri Center for the Book. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  3. ^ "Staff". The American Journal of Poetry. Retrieved 12 December 2016.
  4. ^ Henderson, Jane. St. Louis publisher finds poetic justice in national book award, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 1, 2007
  5. ^ Henderson, Jane. Poetry concert for contest winners and more. St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 29, 2008.

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