Marie Hartung writes from her living room recliner in the small-ish town of Monroe, WA. She graduated with an MFA in Poetry in 2014 and is working toward a second concentration in Nonfiction in the Whidbey Island Writers’ Workshop MFA program. Her poetry and nonfiction has appeared in Soundings Review, Third Wednesday, Cordite Review, Perceptions Literary Magazine, River Poets Journal, Raven Chronicles, Talking River, and in the anthology The Burden of Light. She was named a 2014 finalist for the Writers at Work Fellowship, 2015 finalist for the Eric Hoffer Award for Prose (Best New Writing 2015), and a recipient of a fellowship scholarship award for the Summer Literary Series in Kenya. She was a first-place winner in WritingItReal's 2015 Poetry Contest. She is a freelance writer, a Realtor, and a mother of two rambunctuous boys age 9 and 11.