Marcia Pelletiere
About

BIO: Marcia Pelletiere is a poet, musician, interdisciplinary artist, and presenter. Her two poetry collections are “A Crown of Hornets,” (forthcoming, Four Way Books, 2019), and “Miracle with Roasted Hens (Spit, Bite Press, 2011). Marcia holds an MFA from the Warren Wilson College Program for Writers. Most recently, her poem "The Doctor Takes the Sailor's History" was commended in the 2018 Hippocrates Open Prize for Poetry and Medicine (April, 2018). The poem will be published in the 2018 Hippocrates Awards Anthology. Her poems have also appeared in journals and magazines including Ploughshares, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA); Prairie Schooner; Southern Poetry Review; Painted Bride Quarterly; DMQ Review; Alaska Quarterly; Milkweed; and the anthology Outsiders: Poems about Rebels, Exiles and Renegades.
Her forthcoming poetry collection deals with her experience and recovery from a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. She has also created a presentation entitled “An Artist’s Journey of Recovery from Mild Traumatic Brain Injury” which blends the narrative of her own experience, along with her original poems, music, artwork, and videos, to immerse the viewer in one woman’s experience with an MTBI. Her goal is to raise awareness about this devastating and often invisible injury. She has delivered the presentation at Psychiatry Grand Rounds at Montefiore Medical Center, at the Clinician’s Ear Series for graduating medical students at the University of Virginia Medical School, and will be presenting it in August at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) located at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, MD.
Marcia is a co-founding member of the a cappella group The Accidentals, That group has released five CDs, performed widely, and won the National Harmony Sweepstakes Festival A Cappella Competition, as well as three MAC Awards and a Back Stage Bistro Award. Marcia is currently a soloist and choir member of First Lutheran Church in NJ. She is also a teaching artist and guest lecturer for classes and workshops in creative writing, collage, music, group dream work, and ESL. She has taught classes, workshops, and has guest lectured at colleges, arts organizations, and other venues including GE’s Crotonville Center, Grammy in the Schools (NYC), Bloomfield College (NJ), New York University, The Fashion Institute of Technology, and Elders Share the Arts (NYC).

MINI BIO:

Marcia Pelletiere is a poet, singer/composer, and interdisciplinary artist. She has also taught classes and workshops in creative writing, language arts, and ESL at various colleges and arts organizations in NYC and NJ. Marcia was born and raised in Massachusetts, spent the next 28 years in NYC, and now lives in NJ.


LONG BIO: Marcia Pelletiere is a poet, singer/composer,  interdisciplinary artist, and presenter. Her two poetry collections are “A Crown of Hornets,” (forthcoming, Four Way Books, 2019), and “Miracle with Roasted Hens (Spit, Bite Press, 2011). Her double CD set, "Little Noises" (Saf'lini Music, 2005) contains her poetry set to music by over 25 musicians. 


Marcia holds an MFA from the Warren Wilson College Program for Writers. Most recently, her poem "The Doctor Takes the Sailor's History" was commended in the 2018 Hippocrates Open Prize for Poetry and Medicine (April, 2018). The poem will be published in the 2018 Hippocrates Awards Anthology. Marcia's  poetry videos were selected for screening at the Light Up Poole Digital Art Festival (2018) and the Bath Fringe Festival (2006). Her poems have also appeared in journals and magazines including Ploughshares, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA); Prairie Schooner; Southern Poetry Review; Painted Bride Quarterly; DMQ Review; Alaska Quarterly; Milkweed; and the anthology Outsiders: Poems about Rebels, Exiles and Renegades.


Her forthcoming poetry collection deals with her experience and recovery from a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. She has also created a presentation entitled “An Artist’s Journey of Recovery from Mild Traumatic Brain Injury” which blends the narrative of her own experience, along with her original poems, music, artwork, and videos, to immerse the viewer in one woman’s experience with an MTBI. Her goal is to raise awareness about this devastating and often invisible injury. She has delivered the presentation at Psychiatry Grand Rounds at Montefiore Medical Center, at the Clinician’s Ear Series for graduating medical students at the University of Virginia Medical School, and will be presenting it in August at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) located at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, MD.


Marcia is a co-founding member of the a cappella group The Accidentals, That group has released five CDs, performed widely, and won the National Harmony Sweepstakes Festival A Cappella Competition, as well as three MAC Awards and a Back Stage Bistro Award. Marcia is currently a soloist and choir member of First Lutheran Church in NJ. She is also a teaching artist and guest lecturer for classes and workshops in creative writing, collage, music, group dream work, and ESL. She has taught classes, workshops, and has guest lectured at colleges, arts organizations, and other venues including GE’s Crotonville Center, Grammy in the Schools (NYC), Bloomfield College (NJ), New York University, The Fashion Institute of Technology, and Elders Share the Arts (NYC).


Teaching ESL: The English language wore them out.