Marcia Pelletiere
NEW! FORTHCOMING POETRY BOOK

A Crown of Hornets
(from Four Way Books, Spring 2019)

This collection reflects Marcia’s healing journey 

after a car/truck accident in 2006 left her with an MTBI (Mild Traumatic Brain Injury).  



Miracle with Roasted Hens
(Spit, Bite Press, 2011).



SELECTED POEMS IN JOURNALS:
"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.
"Caroling at St. Vincents, 1986" appeared in A&U Magazine (January, 2018). Read the poem here
"Caroling at St. Vincents, 1986" appeared in A&U Magazine (January, 2018). Read the poem here.

Earlier poems formed the core of Little Noises (Saf’lini Music, 2004), a 2-CD set of Marcia's poetry set to music by over 25 diverse musicians. Marcia holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College Program for Writers, and has received four Individual Writer’s Grants from Poets & Writers. Her poems have appeared in journals and magazines including Ploughshares, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA); Alaska Quarterly; Milkweed; Prairie Schooner; Southern Poetry Review; Painted Bride Quarterly; and the anthology Outsiders: Poems about Rebels, Exiles and Renegades.


Marcia's reading at the Sidewalk Cafe (Writer's Read Series) July 2015                                                             (photo by Silvere Boureau)