Dori Appel's collection of poems, Another Rude Awakening is published by Cherry Grove Collections. Her poems have also appeared in many magazines, including The Beloit Poetry Journal, Prairie Schooner, and Calyx, as well as in a number of anthologies, including When I am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple (Papier Mache Press) and From Here We Speak (Oregon State University Press). She recently won first place in the Oregon State Poetry Association, Spring 2010 themed contest, Frogs and Toads, for "The Bitter Truth", her poem about the The Princess and the Frog Prince. A playwright as well as a poet, her plays have been widely produced in the United States and abroad. Three of her full-length plays are published by Samuel French and a number of her monologues are included in anthologies. She was the winner of the Oregon Book Award in Drama in 1998, 1999, and 2001.
A Double Life