About

     

    The funniest, best, truest (and secretly truest) writing ever done on life in Bharat

                             Gary Snyder  

 

   The author's eye is open wide and her writing is fresh, funny, and exhilarating."

                      Peter Matthiessen

 

    Marilyn Stablein is a wonderful writer who knows a vermin when she sees--or meets--one. If I were a Texan

I'd say, 'Read her book rat now!'

                         Barry Gifford


       Marilyn Stablein's Vermin: A Traveler's Bestiary reports in elegant prose the lives of creatures we usually crunch, tear, ignore or recoil from, and in so doing, she writes also the marvelous adventures of two contemporary traveling monks.          

                         Andrei Codrescu

   

 I was so moved by Splitting Hard 

Ground, so simple, direct, understated, poignant, and so readable, accessible.

                          Joanne Kyger

 

       Marilyn is an award-winning poet, essayist, fiction writer and mixed media artist whose sculptural artist’s books, altered books and performance art concern visual narrative, travelog and memoir. 

   

   Her books include

  Houseboat on the Ganges & A Room in                                 Kathmandu (2019)

  Milepost 27: Poems (2019)

  Vermin: A Traveler’s Bestiary

  Night Travels to Tibet

  Sleeping in Caves: A Sixties Memoir

  Bind, Alter Fold" Artist Books

       

   Her collages, assemblages and artist books are in private and public collections including: SUNY Buffalo, Yale University Beinecke Library, Brown University Library, The British Library, University of Washington Suzallo & Allen Libraries Special Collections, UC San Diego Special Collections, and the University of Edmonton.

      

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

  Marilyn  is an award-winning poet, essayist, fiction writer and artist. She is the author of thirteen books including:  Splitting Hard Ground: Poems (New Mexico Book Award); Bind, Alter, Fold: Artist Books; Sleeping in Caves: A Sixties Himalayan Memoir and a collection of eco-essays, Climate of Extremes: Landscape and Imagination.

         Her collages, assemblages and artist books are exhibited internationally and published in books (Lark’s 1000 & 500 Artist Books) and journals including The Bone Folder. She teaches memoir, poetry and artist books.

         Her work is in private and public collections including: SUNY Buffalo, Yale University Beinecke Library, Brown University Library, The British Library- St Pancras, University of Washington, Suzallo and Allen Libraries Special Collections, Amherst College Library, UC San Diego Special Collections, and the University of Edmonton.

         She lives in Portland, Oregon.