Marcia B. Loughran won Mrs. Mott’s prestigious haiku prize in fifth grade at the National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C., and resumed her writing career thirty years later. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from the Bennington Writing Seminars in 2013. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Spoon River Poetry Review and elsewhere. The author of two prize-winning chapbooks, Still Life with Weather and “My Mother Never Died Before” and Other Poems, Marcia reads her work in bars, bookstores and black-box theaters in New York City. Her third chapbook, Songs from the Back-in-the-Back, is now available for pre-sale orders from The Poetry Box. Marcia is a nurse practitioner and proud resident of Queens, NY.