Poets of SMITTEN Series: Marie Prichard

Marie Prichard talks about her life and her poem in SMITTEN


Marie Prichard is a longtime writer and educator. She lives on an island in the Pacific Northwest with her wife, their two wiener dogs, and a Munchkin cat. She loves reading, writing, walking the beach, and filling her wife’s pockets with heart rocks.

How does being a poet inform your views on expressing emotions through writing?

I have always considered myself a writer. I love language and find the ability to put my thoughts on paper cathartic. Writing poetry is especially healing. Poetry helps me express the depth of my emotions and allows me to write my truth of pain and healing more expressively than writing the facts.

What does it mean to you to be part of something like SMITTEN and have your work alongside other women who love women?

I am proud to be included in a book that represents the way women can love other women: gently…

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