About the Author

Marci Ameluxen was born, raised and currently lives in Washington State and for most of her life has lived on islands. When not taming her garden or writing poetry she works as a pediatric Occupational Therapist, and currently lives on an island in Puget Sound with her husband and two kids. Her poems have appeared in Literary Mama, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Tattoos on Cedar (Washington Poets Association anthology), and she received 3rd Prize in the 2005 Hackney Literary Awards. Marci is completing a chapbook about growing up with a schizophrenic mother, of which “Mythology” is an excerpt.