Marilyn Mathis has been composing poems before she could write. She views poetry as a language in which she speaks. She has published magazine and newspaper features locally and nationally. She is the winner of the 2020 Ageless Authors Poetry Prize, third place. She received international awards in writing, magazines and promotional projects during her 30+ year career in corporate communications, Marilyn is currently at work on a mystery novel and several short stories. And of course, she continues to write and improve her poetry.