This blog is about writing poetry and reading poetry. Usually.

I write…or not…poetry mostly, some fiction, some essay. I started this blog when I was in a low-res MFA program (ask me, if you want to hear about it), and am reading all poetry all the time, but in a more haphazard way now.

My second full length collection of poems, Glass Factory, was published by The Word Works in  2016. Look for it on Small Press Distribution, http://www.spdbooks.org. They chose it through their open reading period. You’ll find a reader’s guide with some backstory tidbits and inside jokes on my My Books and Stuff page: https://marilynonaroll.wordpress.com/my-books-and-stuff/.

My book of poetry Perpetual Motion was chosen by judge Gray Jacobik to be published as part of the Hilary Tham Capital Collection by The Word Works in 2012.

My poem “On Hearing the Call to Prayer Over the Marcellus Shale on Easter Morning” was awarded A Room of Her Own Foundation’s Orlando Prize, fall 2012, and was published in Los Angeles Review.

My chapbook Being Many Seeds was published in 2020 by Grayson Books. My chapbook Rugged Means of Grace was published by Finishing Line Press in 2011.

My poetry book reviews have been posted in Connotation Press, and my poetry has appeared in print and online in such magazines as SolsticeNimrod, Painted Bride Quarterly, and the Cortland Review.

You can see some sample work at https://marilynonaroll.wordpress.com/my-writing/.

I have twice been awarded New York State Council on the Arts Individual Artist grants, most recently in 2012 for the development of a video-poem. My video-poems can be found on my Vimeo page: http://www.vimeo.com/marmccabe. My video-poem “At Freeman’s Farm,” funded through that grant mentioned above, was one of the art pieces included in the Spring Street Gallery’s “Gun Show” in Saratoga Springs, April 2016.

Three chapbooks I wrote with two other writers, Elaine Handley and Mary Shartle, Notes from the Fire Tower: Three Poets on the Adirondacks, Glacial Erratica: Three Poets on the Adirondacks, II, and Winterberry, Pine won the Adirondack Center for Writing Best Poetry book award in 2006, 2007, and 2010 respectively. Perpetual Motion won it as well.

I offer workshops to generate new work, whatever your genre. We do exercises to circumvent the lurking editor-mind and leap into the fertile under-conscious pool.

I also sing jazz and classical music. oo la la

This blog is my off-the-cuff thoughts on what I’m reading, how I’m writing, and general musings. And whatever else I feel like putting in. It’s my party.

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