Jodie Marion is from the Indian River region in Florida but has lived in the Northwest for
the last 12 years. She mothers four wild children and teaches English and Spanish at Mt. Hood
Community College. In June, she completed the Atheneum Master Writing Program at the Attic
Institute in Portland. Her manuscript EYE TEETH was a finalist in the 2011 BOOM/Bateau
chapbook contest; work from it appears in The New Guard Literary Review, Floating Bridge
Review and VoiceCatcher. Marion was this year’s recipient of the Paula Jones Gardiner Award
from Seattle’s Floating Bridge Press and is at work on a manuscript called ANOTHER EXILE.