Marie Baléo is a French poet, writer, and editor born in 1990. She was raised in France, Norway, and Lebanon, educated in the United States, and now lives in Paris. Marie writes in English, her second language, and her poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have appeared in over 40 literary magazines in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. She is one of the winners of the 2020 National Poetry Competition organized by The Poetry Society. She was previously one of the editors of Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel. Marie’s first poetry chapbook, Submersion, is forthcoming from Digging Press and was previously long-listed for the 2020 PANK Book Prize. A selection of poems taken from Submersion will be featured as a portfolio in the 2022 issue of Poetry International.