Marcia Pelletiere
Writing

Marcia's second poetry book is A Crown of Hornets (forthcoming Four Way Books, 2019). 



Her first book was Miracle with Roasted Hens (Spit, Bite Press, 2011). \

Little Noises (Saf’lini Music, 2004), is a 2-CD set of Marcia's poems set to music by over 25 diverse musicians. 

Her poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA); Ploughshares; Alaska Quarterly; Outsiders (anthology). Milkweed; Prairie Schooner; Southern Poetry Review; Painted Bride Quarterly, among others. 

Marcia has an MFA from the Warren Wilson College Program for Writers, and has received four Individual Writer’s Grants from Poets & Writers. 


Number of Books
Read four poems from the book in French (translations by Laure-Anne Bosselaar). 
excerpt from the poem "My Friend in Herself"

[...]
some disturbance, some smudge
 
had traveled my friend's being so intensely
that it showed in her outermost layer,
had garbled her suddenly into random
charges, impulses, and pixels,
leaving only a haze where she had been,
a residue of panic, desire, exhaustion, and loneliness—
I could name all of its qualities—
 
but whatever had fashioned some of itself into my friend
had right then failed to be believably her,
and because what I am made and bound inside of is the same,
I understood that I would never know her.


excerpt from the poem "My Friend in Herself"

 

[...]

some disturbance, some smudge

 

had traveled my friend's being so intensely

that it showed in her outermost layer,

had garbled her suddenly into random

charges, impulses, and pixels,

leaving only a haze where she had been,

a residue of panic, desire, exhaustion, and loneliness—

I could name all of its qualities—

 

but whatever had fashioned some of itself into my friend

had right then failed to be believably her,

and because what I am made and bound inside of is the same,

I understood that I would never know her.




Selected Print Publications: 
Prairie Schooner