Things by Marian Kaplun Shapiro

 

Marian Shapiro’s poem so perfectly captures why I’m unable to let go of my “stuff,” this typewriter included. A suicide note was written on it. Yes, I’ve written a short story about it. (More to come in another post.)

Background photo: Dean Moriarty/Pixabay, CC0.
Manipulation and design layout: Elizabeth Stark

Marian Kaplun Shapiro is the author of a professional book, Second Childhood (Norton, 1988),  a poetry book, Players In The Dream, Dreamers In The Play (Plain View Press, 2007) and  two chapbooks: Your Third Wish, (Finishing Line, 2007); and The End Of The World, Announced On Wednesday (Pudding House, 2007). A Quaker and a psychologist, her poetry often embeds the  topics of peace and violence by addressing one within the context of the other. A resident of Lexington, she is a five-time Senior Poet Laureate of Massachusetts. She was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2012.

The author. The author.

Sunset with Eiffel tower by Irwin. Eiffel tower from hotel window.

Marian, Rue Cler, 2014. Marian, Rue Cler, 2014.

Library garden poetry reading, Rangeley, Maine. Library garden poetry reading, Rangeley, Maine.

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