Radha Marcum has lived in Colorado for 14 years where she has taught English and creative writing. She received her MFA from the University of Washington, Seattle, where she was awarded the Klepser Fellowship in Poetry. She has also lead creative writing classes and workshops in Seattle, Washington; Boulder, Colorado; and Rome, Italy. 

Radha’s poems draw inspiration from the mountain west, often reflecting the landscape and cross-cultural influences of the region. Recent work has explored family history in Los Alamos, New Mexico, where her grandfather worked on developing the first atomic bombs.

Her poems have appeared in FIELD, West Branch, Pleiades, Gulf Coast, Iris, Chelsea, The Bellingham Review, and other journals, and are forthcoming in Poetry Northwest and elsewhere.