While Marissa McNamara writes about many topics, her current work revolves around her husband’s death in 2004 when she was 35 and he was 42. She hopes to show the many facets of dealing with loss, especially those that are brutally honest. Marissa teaches English at Georgia State University and in local Atlanta prisons. She is also a contributing poetry editor for The Chattahoochee Review. Her work has appeared in several publications including the anthology My Body My Words and the journals RATTLE, The Cortland Review, and Amsterdam Quarterly. Marissa lives in Atlanta with her three crazy dogs, one very patient boyfriend, and a flock of pink plastic flamingos.
I hope that one or more of my pieces will find a home in your publication. If not, I hope that you enjoyed reading them.
Thank you for your consideration,