Dr. Marcia L. Hurlow loves creativity. Her personal interests and her research interests have centered on the Creator and creativity. She began her college career in the music conservatory of Baldwin-Wallace College, with a major in piano, minor in cello. Now a widely published poet, short story writer and journalist, she has found that her Lord and Creator has not wasted any of her education. How music, theater, art and writing inform one another enriches her enjoyment of teaching students from across the curriculum.
Dr. Hurlow's fourth book, Anomie, is a collection of poems that examine travel and nature. Poet Paul Zimmer, writing a review of Anomie in the The Georgia Review, said, "There is a gentle, alert stillness in most of Marcia L. Hurlow's poetry. Dare I say her writing is feminine? It is like the work of Abbie Huston Evans, Kathleen Raine, Jean Burden, Mary Oliver-accurate and respectful of nature. It is deep and archetypal. The work is full of wonderful trees, plants, and botanical history. The writing is intelligent, restrained, and exceedingly well wrought." Her fifth collection of poetry, Green Man in Suburbia, also won first place for its publisher. (Her first three books are Aliens Are Intercepting My Brain Waves [State Street Press], Dangers of Travel [Riverstone Press], and A Tree Ogham [Nova Press].
Her poems, short stories and creative non-fiction have appeared in Poetry, Poetry Northwest, Poetry East, Malahat Review, Confrontation, The Great American Poetry Show, Bro Nevez, Bloomsbury Review, Poetry Wales, Nottingham Review, Zone 3, Cincinnati Poetry Review, and more than 200 other magazines.
She has lived for a year each in France and England, and visited countries in both Western and Eastern Europe, which have created settings for all genres of her writing.