Marc Rosen is a Long Island-raised performance poet who serves as Treasurer for The Bards Initiative. He currently serves on the boards of directors of YOUTH POWER! and the New York State Independent Living Council, as well as YOUTH POWER!'s Long Island Regional Team, and provides informal consultant services to a number of agencies, service providers, and families throughout the region, and occasionally beyond it. Additionally, he serves his country as a Disability Integration Adviser Reservist with FEMA, where he helps bring people with disabilities, service providers, and other key persons into the recovery process while deployed to declared disasters.
His first book of poetry, Monster of Fifty-Nine Moons and Other Poems, was published by Local Gems Poetry Press in February 2012, centered around his experiences as a twice-labeled outcast, and he is currently working on a second collection that focuses more keenly on the rich variety of encounters he faces as a disability rights and autistic rights advocate and activist, which has yet to be titled.
He is the co-editor of Perspectives: Poetry Concerning Autism and Other Disabilities Volumes I and II, and has numerous publication credits to his name in anthologies, magazines, newspapers, and other print media.
To learn more about YOUTH POWER!, please visit their website.
To learn more about NYSILC, please visit their website.
To contact Marc for services not related to Perspectives, please use his business email address.