Marika learned to read and write by age 3, and by age 5 she was fluent in four languages. Born in Europe and raised in Boston, Marika now resides in Connecticut, working as a photojournalist and interpreter. Marika is an avid animal lover, naturist and holistic practitioner. Her interests include art, travel and gardening. Aside from poetry, Marika writes about literature, history and existential philosophy.