Ms. Marlena Chertock

District of Columbia, United States

Marlena Chertock has two books of poetry, Crumb-sized and On that one-way trip to Mars. She is queer, disabled, and serves as Co-Chair of OutWrite, Washington, D.C.'s annual LGBTQ literary festival, and on the Board of Split This Rock, a nonprofit cultivating poetry that bears witness to injustice.