Marcia Pelletiere
Forthcoming:
A CROWN OF HORNETS
(Four Way Books, Spring 2019)

PROLOGUE


Yes, that boulevard, that

rain-wet road, the truck

that tried to bypass

my red car—yet

skidded at an angle, in,

swallowing half a decade

(the brain sheered left

along the bone and split

apart my former self). Inside

that fractured dusk, ink soaks

into a ring of trees I’m

pinioned within.



poem from "A Crown of Hornets" 
(first published in DMQ Review)

SELECTED POEMS FROM THE COLLECTION:

"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.
"Caroling at St. Vincents, 1986" appeared in A&U Magazine (January, 2018). To read the poem click here.
"The Meeting" appeared in Kaleidoscope (January, 2018).
"Prologue" and "The Alley" appeared in DMQ Review (Summer, 2017). To read the poems click here.
"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.
"Caroling at St. Vincents, 1986" appeared in A&U Magazine (January, 2018). To read the poem click here.
"The Meeting" appeared in Kaleidoscope (January, 2018).
"Prologue" and "The Alley" appeared in DMQ Review (Summer, 2017). To read the poems click here.

"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.


"
The Meeting" appeared in Kaleidoscope (January, 2018).


"Prologue" and "The Alley" appeared in DMQ Review (Summer, 2017). To read the poems click here.


"Malady of Recognize"  was published in JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association (August, 2015). Read the poem here.
"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.
"Caroling at St. Vincents, 1986" appeared in A&U Magazine (January, 2018). To read the poem click here.
"The Meeting" appeared in Kaleidoscope (January, 2018).
"Prologue" and "The Alley" appeared in DMQ Review (Summer, 2017). To read the poems click here.

"Mild Traumatic (MTBI)" appeared in Amygdala (July 2016). Read the poem here.


"Everyone Overboard" was in Touch: A Journal of Healing (Autumn/Winter 2016). Read the poem here.