Marilyn had her first poem published in 1980. Most recently she has been published in KakalakEarth’s DaughtersFront Porch ReviewRed Clay ReviewThe Prompt, several anthologies, and other publications. She has read her poetry at Western Carolina University’s Literary Festival, the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival, Malaprop’s Bookstore, local community colleges, libraries, and other venues. You are invited to read or listen to some of Marilyn’s work.

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Long Field Hollow

Finer Things


October Full Moon

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As For Life

No Technological Devices Will Assist

Hair Loss


The Body

Celebrate the Body

As For Life

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Some Shimmer of You

Stolen Children

The Garden

Some Shimmer of You


Marilyn’s other published works approach changes in life, health and family, with the need to keep moving forward. Discover for yourself, the vivid accounts and informative perspectives portrayed in her books.


Get to know more about Marilyn. Learn more about her background, aspirations, accomplishments and quest to live a life full of meaning.

Beneath the powerful narrative, her poems simmer with longing and the universal experience of loss and trying to make sense of loss. These poems will call you back to them again and again with flashes of recognition of our shared struggles with love, loss, and longing.

– Malaika King Albrecht, founding editor of Redheaded Stepchild Magazine, author