|Markay Brown is a prize-winning poet who admits she was born
an addict to the written word. Her poetry manuscript, Eve’s Child, won first place
in the 2014 Utah Original Writing Competition, judged by Richard Howard of Columbia University.
Markay and her poet husband, Nad R. Brown, have collaborated on two books of poems,
Blended and Behind the Red Door, a collection of their poems written about the eighteen month
they served in Russia as humanitarian missionaries. Markay’s poems have appeared in
Provo/Orem Word, Utah Life Magazine, 15 Bytes,
Encore, Dove Song, Southern Quill and elsewhere.
A graduate of BYU, she serves as president of Redrock Writers in St. George and on the board
of the St. George Literary Arts Festival. She and her husband are parents of five sons,
grandparents of thirteen. Family is everything to her, having grown up basically without one of
her own. Family, friends, music, reading, writing and long walks in the red rocks make her happy.