Marie Kazalia mixes straightforward descriptions of situations and emotions with strange punctuation, word placement, and grammar. She will use a poem to evoke strong and painful emotions, without the use of metaphors or symbolism, then arrange the poem on the page to enhance the effect. We are pleased to present a widening body of her work here.
Marie was born in Toledo, Ohio but has lived her adult life primarily in the San Francisco bay area, with the exception of four expatriate years in Japan, India, & Hong Kong. She has a BFA degree from California College of Arts and Crafts. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in the literary journals AABYE(UK), Anthology Magazine, Arnazella, Asspants, ATOM MIND, Bloodstone, Caprice, EDGAR, Footsteps, fyuocuk, Galaxy Literary Journal, Lullwater Review, Mercy, Midwest Poetry Review, Mosaic Magazine, Nerve Cowboy, Niederngasse(Swiss), POETRY MOTEL, Rain City Review, SNARK, synapse, Talus & Scree, 2River View, Urban Spaghetti, Vagabond, Vol. No. Magazine, yefief and others, as well as in over 60 electronic literary journals on the Internet (complete list available). She won 3rd prize in the 1998 Serpentine Short Fiction Competition and has a print chapbook of poetry titled Erratic Sleep in Cold Hotel, which you can check out from the Unlikely Stories bookstore. Drop her a line at MAKazalia@aol.com.
Marie's works here at Unlikely Stories are:
July 1999 - July 2000:
the serrated edge
a heavy afternoon nap
Flies sucking off my finger-prints
my spider TV garden
July 1998 - July 1999:
(always waiting for something to happen)
I don't tell people...what inspires me most--
Taco Bell Diary