Marlena Chertock is a digital storyteller and poet. She has two books of poetry, Crumb-sized (Unnamed Press, 2017) and On that one-way trip to Mars (Bottlecap Press, 2016).


Crumb-sized: Poems coverMarlena is the Membership Marketing Specialist at the Society for Science & the Public, where she is constantly learning from incredible young scientists. She also offers resume editing services. Marlena serves as the poetry editor at District Lit. She regularly moderates or speaks on panels at literary conferences and festivals. When not writing, she’s reading sci-fi comics and rewatching Kiki’s Delivery Service.

Her poetry and prose has appeared or is forthcoming in Breath & Shadow, The Deaf Poets Society, The Fem, Paper Darts and Wordgathering. Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, Marketplace, Electrical Contractor Magazine, News21, and WTOP.