Her first CD release, the highly-praised "Little Noises," features 26 of her poems set to music by a sterling group of musicians. The CD was highlighted in a Billboard Magazine article (by Jim Bessman) entitled "Big Talent Behind Little Noises." For more information, or to order "Little Noises," click here.
Marcia is a founding member of The Accidentals, and was also a founding member of the unique comedy performance group Noh Radio. She founded the multimedia company Two Cahoots, and produces the comic podcast "Masters of the Obvious."
Marcia and "Little Noises" composer Libby McLarenhave contributed their song, "An Old Belief," to support the Nuclear-Free Future project:
American folksinger Arlo Guthrie, a generous backer of the Nuclear-Free Future Award ever since its beginnings in 1998, has done all the serious brainstorming needed to create a "Music for a Nuclear-Free Future" Internet portal. Each downloaded tune will mean another contribution towards those working to keep the uranium in the earth.
Libby and Marcia at the "Little Noises" CD release, NYC
Praise for "Little Noises":
so original... an amazing collection... downright brilliant stuff that
crosses all boundaries...it's the kind of album where you WANT to go
back and listen again and again -- you simply can't grasp it all the
first time through. Very few albums make you want to do that -- but this
one does!" -- Christine Lavin
is a big joy! A celebration of a poet's life that sings with many
voices. -- Suzzy Roche
Wow to YOU! That is an AWESOME CD! Who the
HELL ARE YOU?! I RARELY GET SOMETHING THAT GOOD! HOLY CRAP! I am now a
HUGE FAN and will be playing the hell out of that! -- Babs De Lay,
...what you do strikes me as being very
wonderfully in the tradition of the great Beats, Kerouac,Ginsberg, Frank
O'Hara, Diane DiPrima... this is one of the most Village-ey Village
shows ever. -- Bill Kates, XM Satellite Radio
... if Billy Collins had married
an a cappella singer and their 2 dozen adopted children each found a
poem in the trunk and went off merrily out into the world to make a song
from it, it would be this galley of songs . -- Anne Fulper
"Little Noises" Selected radio/satellite stations
and shows: WBAI, New York (interview with Eric Williams); WUMB, Boston
("Morning Express"); XM Satellite Radio ("The Village"
interview with Christine Lavin); SIRIUS Satellite (Sirius Disorder -
'Sunday Night Idiotís Delight'); KRCL, Salt Lake City, UT ("WOMEN:
the 3RD Decade"); KFAI, Minneapolis, MN ('2004 Womenfolk Favorites'); CKUT
in Montreal, Canada (Folk Roots/Folk Branches), KPFA in Fresno, CA
("Discreet Music"); KRNU in Lincoln, NE ("Vocal Chords");
KNBA-FM Anchorage, KBRW FM Barrow, KYUK Bethel, KUAC-FM Fairbanks, KIYU Galena,
KXGA Glennallen, KXKM McCarthy, KTNA FM Talkeetna, Nome Public Radio, and KCHU
Valdez. ("Acoustic Accents"), WMUC in College Park, MD
(Roots&Wings), KUNV in Las Vegas, NV (Women's Voices), 99.7FM (4RED) in
As a poet, Marcia has published her work in journals and anthologies including Ploughshares, The Southern Poetry Review, Calliope, Many Mountains Moving, Quarterly West, Prairie Schooner, and Painted Bride Quarterly. She received four Individual Writer's Grants from Poets & Writers, and has taught creative writing at NYC schools, workshops, and arts organizations. Her work has also received a Pushcart Prize nomination.