Marianne Bluger

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

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Life

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.

Awards

  • Canada Council
  • 1993 Lampman-Scott Award

Works

  • 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. http://books.google.com/?id=cK7C44s_cEcC&dq=Marianne+Bluger&printsec=frontcover&q=. 
  • 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. 

Anthologies

Reviews

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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