Marie Chambers is a Southerner by birth and an Angeleno by choice. She recently received an MFA in poetry from the Professional Writing Seminars at Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont. Her work has appeared in numerous art publications as well as Talking Writing, The Quotable, Atlanta Review, and The Ilanot Review, and is forthcoming in Printer’s Devil Review. She’s the 2014 winner of the Tallahassee Writers Association annual creative nonfiction prize, published in the Seven Hills Literary Review (March 2015). Chambers is also a winner of the 2015 ARTlines2 Ekphrastic Poetry Contest for work inspired by a piece of art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston (collection published in September 2015).