Meet the Poet
Marie Anzalone is a poet currently splitting her time between residences in the United States and Latin America. Originally from Appalachian Pennsylvania, she spent her early years studying ecology and nature first-hand in the woods around her home. Her life was changed forever by her time spent as a Peace Corps volunteer living and working among the Maya Indians of rural Guatemala, later returning to work more with them over the span of a decade. She is an artist, scientist, writer, master's degree student, and start-up director of an international organization. She has been published in human rights studies, scientific journals, and poetry anthologies. She writes fiction and non-fiction in both English and Spanish, and attempts to bridge the gap between real world influence and the individual's inner journey to find spirit and meaning. Her current professional project is a collaborative effort to create a trilingual work that combines words, photos, and artwork to tell the story of the Mayan's struggle to adapt the modern social, economic, and climate change pressures. Read.