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Interviewed on DC Public Library’s Podcast

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When Jenny Cavallero, a D.C.-based comedian, writer, filmmaker, actor, and disabled person, approached me about being interviewed for DCPL’s Access This podcast, I was excited and in awe. Sometimes, the imposter syndrome voice grows louder in my head. Sometimes, I’m able to shush her and remind myself, hey, Marlena, you’ve published books, you’ve been writing […]

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Give the gift of reading 🎁📚

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Still need to do your holiday shopping? Why not give the gift of reading this season. If you’re looking for poetry I’ve got you covered. Crumb-sized: Poems (Unnamed Press, 2017) On that one-way trip to Mars (Bottlecap Press, 2016) Make me the happiest poet this holiday season by buying my books — or truly, any […]

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Good things come in Crumb-sized packages

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I’m so excited to share my second collection of poetry with you. Crumb-sized is being published by Unnamed Press in August — my birthday month! I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to share another collection of poems with you, and so soon after my first was published. Crumb-sized is tired of being called short. These […]