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Works

Marilyn Forever: an Opera

Music by Gavin Bryars Libretto by Marilyn Bowering Eivør Pálsdóttir: Marilyn Thomas Sandberg: The Men Andrew Erasmus, Paul Boughen: The Tritones Phil Dwyer, tenor sax; Anthony Genge, piano; Gavin Bryars, doublebass: The Jazz Trio Bill Linwood: conductor Joel Ivany: stage director Kevin Lamotte: lighting designer Camellia Koo: set and costume designer McPherson Playhouse September 13, […]

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Soul Mouth

Exile Editions 978-1-55096-245 Bowering’s writing is enough to renew one’s faith in the simple strength and beauty of well-crafted poems, or even that such writing still exists. In Soul Mouth, Marilyn Bowering’s first collection in five years, the poet explores the story of childhood and mythology and the development of observation, sexuality and spirituality through […]

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Green

  “Green, is a beautiful book! The sensory affection of Marilyn Bowering’s words make each poem glow.  The intelligence of heart, mind and body are merged throughout with emotional depth and a rare meditative sensibility. This is wise, tenderly cadenced work, exquisitely drawn and evocative.  The linguistic grace of these poems simmers with the authority […]

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Re-discovering Ancient Springs

http://www.poets.ca/linktext/agm/bowering_essay.pdf

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Work-in-Progress

Book length non-fiction–A commonplace of Hills- remains as work- in-progress at the moment. It’s astonishing how much time it can take to finish a novel, a libretto and a series of poems….so I’ll post an inspirational photo of my path-finding friend, Alan Danesh.

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Links to some essays in books:

“Afterword”  by Marilyn Bowering to Black Robe by Brian Moore,  McClelland & Stewart, 2011.  ISBN: 978-0-7710-9426-2 (0-7710-9426-4) “Famous Writers” In Writing Life, edited by Constance Rooke http://www.mcclelland.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780771076251 “Introduction to The Last of the Crazy People by Timothy Findley” http://www.amazon.ca/Modern-Classics-Last-Crazy-People/ dp/0143055054/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1291249553&sr=1-7      

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Everyone Has a Place Where Their Mind Comes Into Being

It was a long walk from the tip of Coley’s point, across a beach of smooth stones and almost as far as Mercer’s Cove where she had an aunt, to get to the Methodist school. One day, when the snow began to fall, Miss Butt, the teacher, said to her and her sister, “You girls […]

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Calendar Poems

Marilyn Bowering on Poetry Interview by Ajmer Rode, translator into Punjabi of Marilyn Bowering’s Calendar Poems.  http://www.ajmerrode.ca/ Creative Process Q: How does a poem happen? Is inspiration necessary or do you just start writing it without any inspiration – like American poet Ashbury? Usually the poem begins with a feeling: I can tell one is […]

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En Poemas y Dibujos

Exhibition in Spain   I’d met the artist, Mercedes Carbonell, when I was living in Sevilla in the early 1990′s. Subsequently, she designed the covers of several of my poetry books, and in 2004 gathered together and translated a collection of my poetry to accompany her drawings of women.  Her work is always full of […]

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Many Voices

When I’m asked why I began to look for poems to include in Many Voices I tend to say it was because Robin Skelton, then my teacher, asked me to think of an important book that was absent from our literature and then do something about it. Although that is true, and it seemed obvious […]

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