Marie Marchand has been writing poetry for 35 years to find healing for herself and the world. In April 2022, she was named the first Poet Laureate of Ellensburg, WA. Her poetry has been published in Crannóg Magazine, Catamaran Literary Reader, California Quarterly, Paterson Literary Review, Tiny Seed Journal, and Anti-Heroin Chic. Her second poetry collection, Gifts to the Attentive, was published In May 2022, by Winter Goose Publishing. She is a graduate of Naropa University and The Iliff School of Theology, where she studied psychology, religion, and peacemaking. You can read her poetry at mishiepoet.com and follow her on Twitter @mishiepoet.