About Marie

Marie Marchand has been writing poetry for 30 years to capture beauty in language and imagery to find healing for herself and the world. She believes poetry is a testament to the triumph of hope over despair. As a mental health advocate and person with lived experience, Marie writes as an act of resistance to painful life forces, as an affirmation of resilience.

She is a graduate of Naropa University and The Iliff School of Theology where she studied psychology, religion, and peacemaking.

Marie’s poetry has been published in Catamaran Literary Reader, California Quarterly, Paterson Literary Review, Tiny Seed Journal, High Plains Register, and numerous chapbooks. Her 2018 book Pink Sunset Luminaries features 100 poems on love, nature, and the transcendent. Her new book Gifts to the Attentive was published in May 2022 by Winter Goose Publishing.

She and her husband live on the sunny side of Washington with their two rescue min pins Benny and Joon. Marie’s son is an artist and snowboarder. She enjoys giving poetry workshops and readings. Contact her at marie@mishiepoet.com and follow her @mishiepoet.

Author Photos by Sami Jo Photo.