Marcia Loughran won Mrs. Mott’s prestigious haiku prize in fifth grade at the National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C., and resumed her writing career thirty years later. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from the Bennington Writing Seminars in 2013 AND HAS BEEN PART OF the Bennington Writers Series at Cornelia Street Café. She is also a member of Irish American Writers and Artists, and has been a frequent guest at the IAWA Salon at Bar Thalia. Her poetry is found in Still Against War/Poems for Marie Ponsot, I, II, III, as well as in the upcoming IV. She is currently completing her first book of poetry. By day, Marcia is a Family Nurse Practitioner working in drug abuse treatment and research.