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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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Micro-fiction published in Paper Darts ✨🚀🔴

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Paper Darts Magazine chose my quirky sci-fi story about astronauts getting periods in space as a finalist in their Cleanliness micro-fiction contest, judged by Esme Wang. “The Interplanetary Sanitation Workers Get Sent to Kepler-186F” is an imagining of an all-women space crew — I’m also working on a longer version for my Forecasts series. I’m always […]

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Come on a space journey with me

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Today several of my sci-fi themed poems were published in the maiden issue of The Syzygy Poetry Journal, in Constellation: Prosodus. The first issue also includes Constellations Celestina and Metaphorum. Check out all of the great writing!