Marianne Bluger

Marianne Bluger (Aug. 28, 1945 Ottawa – Oct. 29, 2005) was a Canadian poet.



She graduated with distinction from McGill University where she studied pre-medical subjects and philosophy as well as taking poetry courses with Louis Dudek.

She later dropped out of medical school to marry a Zen Master Samu Kim of Toronto. They had two children: Michael "Maji" Kim (b. 1969), and Micheline "Agi" Mallory (b. 1970). She married Larry Neily, in 1991.

She was executive secretary – treasurer of the Canadian Writers' Foundation, from 1975 to 2000.[1] She co-founded Christians Against Apartheid, and the Tabitha Foundation.


  • Canada Council
  • 1993 Lampman-Scott Award


  • The Thumbless Man is at the Piano. Three Trees Press. 1981. ISBN 0888230451. 
  • On Nights Like This. Brick Books. 1984. ISBN 0919626254. 
  • Gathering Wild. Brick Books. 1987. ISBN 0919626351. 
  • Summer Grass. Brick Books. 1992. ISBN 0919626599. 
  • Bluger, Marianne; Haas, Rudi (1996). Tamarack & Clearcut. Carleton University Press. ISBN 088629293X. 
  • Gusts. Penumbra Press. 1999. ISBN 0921254865. 
  • Scissor, Paper, Woman. Penumbra Press. 2000. ISBN 1894131010. 
  • Early Evening Pieces. BuschekBooks. 2003. ISBN 1894543149. 
  • Zen Mercies / Small Satoris. Penumbra Press. 2005. ISBN 1894131754. 
  • The Eternities. St. Thomas Poetry Series. 2005. ISBN 0973591021. 
  • Nude with Scar. Penumbra Press. 2006. ISBN 1894131932. 



Marianne Bluger's seventh book, Scissor, Paper, Woman, invests in images so precise they resound far beyond the pages that contain them.[2]


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