The Writers of Wales Database
Marianne grew up on Ynys Môn. After graduating from university she taught English at a Japanese university, where she learned Japanese and helped to translate Contemporary Japanese Literature (1972). Marianne then taught English in Canada before returning to Britain to teach English as a second language, complete a second MA and work in the post of Project Manager of the Japanese in Schools programme for the Welsh Office. After this she became Co-ordinator of the Japanese Resources Centre for Derbyshire County Council.
Now living on Ynys Môn with her husband, an environmental campaigner, she has taught Japanese and Creative Writing locally and is currently writing poetry and short stories. Marianne has recently published two volumes of poetry with Cinnamon Press. She is a Member of The Welsh Academy.
With respect to Too Blue for Logic (Cinnamon, 2009)
"…there is a precise attention to detail in these poems: an exactness in the choice of words and a desire to push language to its limits…"
"…exquisite poetry that switches the heart-light on…"
Too Blue for Logic (Cinnamon, 2009)
Ring of Stones (Cinnamon, 2009)
Winter is Not My Country (Cinnamon, 2011)
Changing Times - Welsh Women Writing on the 1950s and 1960s (contributor) (Honno, 2003)
Even the Rain is Different (contributor) (Honno, 2003)