Marianne Manzler is a writer originally from the heartland of Cincinnati, Ohio. After completing her BA in English at The Ohio State University, she spent three years teaching & helping to develop other teachers in New York City, before moving abroad to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to teach and sweat and manage digital production for a publishing company. She was also a 2016 Fulbright teaching grant recipient in Malaysia.

Her poetry has been featured in an anthology for emerging writers and she was recently named a prose finalist in New South's 2018 Writing Contest. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Washington where she holds the Grace Milliman Pollock Fellowship, co-founded the Black Jaw Literary Series, and serves as the Prose Editor for the Seattle Review. This year marks her third year of remission from cancer. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

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