Marjorie Stein was born in 1958 in rural southwestern Michigan. She traveled to San Francisco during spring break in 1978 and decided to stay. Marjorie lives in Santa Rosa, California, where she works as a sustainability analyst for green building design. She currently serves as an Assistant Editor for VOLT. Marjorie's work has appeared in DENVER QUARTERLY, NEW AMERICAN WRITING, VOLT, zaum, Phoebe, Poetry Motel, Pavement Saw Press, and other publications. A previous chapbook manuscript, Flammable Histories, was a finalist in the Pavement Saw Press Chapbook Contest in 2002. AN ATLAS OF LOST CAUSES is Marjorie's first book.