Marcia Pelletiere
POETRY
new:
A Crown of Hornets
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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
Additional recent work:
"Caroling at St. Vincents, 1986" appeared in A&U Magazine. Read the poem here.

OTHER POETRY:

Earlier poems formed the core of Little Noises (Saf’lini Music, 2005), a 2-CD set of Marcia's poetry set to music by over 25 diverse musicians.

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

Reviews for A Crown of Hornets:


"Without self-pity, these poems chart the course of a wounded brain coming to life from injury. Each poem is a genuine straightforward account of this reckoning. Where is wellness and how does it feel? The whole person and the damaged person coexist, composing a series of elements — fear, sorrow, memory loss — but from all emerge strong clear writing that lives the only life it has, and does it meaningfully." -
from March 2019 Exemplars: Poetry Reviews by Grace Cavalieri (Washington Independent Review of Books)


 “As the title turns sonnets into hornets, so these stunning poems brilliantly capture (and I believe for the first time) the interior experience of life and language ‘going Babel’ after the catastrophe of brain trauma. Somehow, ‘she listens /to the damage that she’s so long occupied,’ giving us the precious gift of insight into a soul once stranded in a broken world, her poetry an act of reclamation.” -- Eleanor Wilner, from Book Recommendations by Former Guest Editors (Ploughshares, Issue 139/Spring 2019)

Without self-pity, these poems chart the course of a wounded brain coming to life from injury. Each poem is a genuine straightforward account of this reckoning. Where is wellness and how does it feel? The whole person and the damaged person coexist, composing a series of elements — fear, sorrow, memory loss — but from all emerge strong clear writing that lives the only life it has, and does it meaningfully.

Without self-pity, these poems chart the course of a wounded brain coming to life from injury. Each poem is a genuine straightforward account of this reckoning. Where is wellness and how does it feel? The whole person and the damaged person coexist, composing a series of elements — fear, sorrow, memory loss — but from all emerge strong clear writing that lives the only life it has, and does it meaningfully.

SELECTED POEMS from A CROWN OF HORNETS:


"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.

"Prologue" and "The Alley" appeared in DMQ Review. Read the poems here.


"Malady of Recognize"  was published in JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association. 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. Read the poem here.


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


Previous collection:
Miracle with Roasted Hens
(Spit, Bite Press, 2011)
photo by Adam Anik ©2020