The Editor of Cacti Fur Reviewed My Book!

A photo of backpacks hanging with "Review: On that one-way trip to Mars" by Marlena Chertock overlaid in text on top.

Jim Thompson, the founder and poetry editor of Cacti Fur, reviewed “On that one-way trip to Mars.” He called my book an imaginary “tour of our solar system” and “a pleasant balance of narrative and science.”

This review makes me starstruck; I’m so humbled by his words. See you on that one-way trip, Jim!

When you go to Mars, why can’t you come back to visit Earth? What if you don’t like it? Don’t worry, if Chertock is with you … it’s OK, she knows the way.

This book is a mix of detail, dream, David Bowie, confession, resolution and healing.

Read the full review here.

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Marlena Chertock

Marlena is a digital storyteller and poetry editor at District Lit. Her first poetry book, On that one-way trip to Mars, is available from Bottlecap Press.