Marlena reading at the Inner LoopMarlena Chertock is a digital storyteller and poet. Her poetry collection “On that one-way trip to Mars” is available from Bottlecap Press.


marscover_1024x1024Marlena is the Alumni Communications Associate at the Society for Science & the Public and poetry editor at District LitShe’s obsessed with design and interactive graphics, features, social media, science, arts and poetry. When not writing, she’s reading sci-fi comics and rewatching Kiki’s Delivery Service.

Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, Marketplace, NBC News, News21, WTOP and The Writers’ Bloc. Her poems and short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Cactus Heart, Dear Robot, The Fem, The Little Patuxent Review, Moonsick Magazine and Paper Darts.