Mary L. Slocum was a shipyard electrician for 17 years with a Master in Social Work and is now retired. She has won the Portland Artquake competition and been a winner of a Washington State Poetry Association humorous poetry competition. Her poetry has appeared in Stanza, Northwest Literary Review, Upper Left Edge, Tradeswomen's Network Newsletter, Black Cat, Portland Alliance, Unhook, Work, and Carcinogenic. She enjoys reading in public more than publishing and has also appeared with a comedy collective. Presently, she is working on a complete collection, some of which is on her website: www.maryslocum.com.
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