Marianne Peel

Marianne Peel

A middle/high school English teacher for 32 years, Marianne now nurtures her own creativity. She spent three summers teaching in China and received Fulbright Awards to Nepal and Turkey. Marianne’s poetry appears in Muddy River Review, Jelly Bucket, Comstock Review, among others. Her debut collection, No Distance Between Us, was published by Shadelandhouse Modern Press in 2021. Marianne has played flute/piccolo since 4th grade and creates afghans for friends in her spare time.

Chinese Brush Painting: A Lesson | Conflagration

Poem

…She paints the stalk – no corrections, no touch ups. Just one confident
continuous stroke to the segmented nodal rings.