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 in 1996, formed the Sackville Writers’ Group and Roving Poets, taught creative writing at Westmorland, Springhill and Dorchester prisons, and Memoir with the Tantramar Senior College, served as president of the WFNB from 2006 to 2010. She is member of the New Brunswick Anti-Shale Gas Coalition. She served as Sackville Poet Laureate from 2014 - 2018. Her fifth collection of poetry was published in December 2018. She lives with her partner Janet.