Born in 1936 in East Chicago, Indiana, Marilyn has degrees from Indiana University and the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology; taught high school English in Washington, D.C., from 1967 to 1995; was active in many coalitions for peace and justice’ moved to Sackville, NB, in 1996; formed the Sackville Writers’ Group and Roving Poets; taught creative writing at Westmorland, Springhill and Dorchester prisons; served as president of the WFNB from 2006 to 2010; and is teaching Memoir with the Tantramar Senior College.
Marilyn offers workshops in creative and memoir writing. She also helps to facilitate PFLAG (Sackville–Amherst Chapter) and is a member of the New Brunswick Anti-Shale Gas Coalition. In 2013 she was named Sackville Poet Laureate. She lives with her partner Janet.
Lambs & Llamas, Ewes & Me (2001)
Moon Loves Its Light (2004)
Witness and Resist (2008)
The Physics of Allowable Sway (2013)
Making a Difference, Toute la difference: A Celebration of the 3M Teaching Fellowship (Editor, 2005)
Breaking the Word Barrier: Stories of Adults Learning to Read (Co-editor, 2009)
Musical Settings of her Poetry
We Move Homeward (Alasdair MacLean, 1998)
The Whole is Enough to Drive You Crazy (W.L. Altman, 2002)
We Move Homeward (Lloyd Burritt, 2011)
Moon Loves Its Light (Lloyd Burritt, 2011)
Triptych (Lloyd Burritt: Canadian premiere, 2013; American premiere, 2014)
Trees on the Edge (Nicholas Piper, 2014)