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 Membership Marketing Specialist at the Society for Science & the Public and poetry editor at District Lit. She regularly reads or sits on panels at literary festivals. When not writing, she’s reading sci-fi comics and rewatching Kiki’s Delivery Service.

Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, Marketplace, Electrical Contractor Magazine, NBC News, News21, WTOP and The Writers’ Bloc. Her poems and short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in The Deaf Poets Society, The Fem, The Little Patuxent Review, Moonsick Magazine, Paper Darts and Wordgathering.