Marie-Elizabeth Mali is a coach, poet, and underwater photographer. She is the author of one book of poetry, Steady, My Gaze (Tebot Bach, 2011). She is based in Santa Monica, CA.


Marie-Elizabeth Mali’s superpower as a coach lies in guiding clients to that deep place within that’s real, alive, and already free and supporting them in bringing their lives into alignment with what they discover about themselves and their desires. She works with creative, successful individuals and couples who want to learn to allow their desires to guide them toward an authentic life of freedom, power, and intimacy. Marie-Elizabeth is also a published poet and underwater photographer who has a thing for sharks.


Marie-Elizabeth Mali is the author of Steady, My Gaze (Tebot Bach, 2011) and co-editor with Annie Finch of the anthology, Villanelles (Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets, 2012). She formerly co-curated louderARTS: the Reading Series and the Page Meets Stage reading series, both in New York City. She curated an Ocean Folio for Drunken Boat #18 in Fall 2013 that included ocean-related poems, photos, and videos. She has an MFA in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College and her work has appeared in Calyx, Poet Lore, and RATTLE, among others.


Marie-Elizabeth Mali started diving in 2000 and quickly became fascinated with the beauty and challenge of underwater photography. She travels the world in search of her images, her passion taking her to Indonesia, Palau, Fiji, Mexico, Costa Rica, the Galapagos, and multiple destinations in the Caribbean. She is inspired by the creatures she meets, striving to convey their personalities while highlighting the beauty of their ever-changing, increasingly vulnerable environment. She shoots with a Nikon D800 DSLR camera in a Nauticam housing with Sea & Sea strobes and can be found on Instagram at @memali108.