Marilyn Bowering (born April 13, 1949) is a Canadian poet, novelist and playwright. As well as several adventure novels and many books of poetry, Bowering has also scripted a number of dramatic works and a libretto.
In 1987, Bowering wrote a book of poetic monologues, titled Anyone Can See I Love You, which was later adapted as a radio drama. In 1998 she wrote an adventure story, Visible Worlds, which received positive reviews.
In 2012, her book of poetry, Soul Mouth, was published.
Bowering lives in Sooke, British Columbia; she is married and has one daughter.
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- The Visitors Have All Returned - 1979
- To All Appearances a Lady - 1989
- Visible Worlds - 1997
- Cat’s Pilgrimage - 2004
- What It Takes to Be Human - 2007
- The Liberation of Newfoundland - 1973
- One Who Became Lost - 1976
- The Killing Room - 1977
- The Book of Glass- 1978
- Sleeping With Lambs - 1980
- Giving Back Diamonds - 1982
- The Sunday Before Winter - 1984
- Grandfather was a Soldier - 1987
- Anyone Can See I Love You - 1987
- Calling All the World - 1989
- Love As It Is - 1993
- Autobiography - 1996
- Human Bodies: Collected Poems 1987-1999 - 1999
- The Alchemy of Happiness - 2003
- Green - 2007
- Soul Mouth - 2012
- Threshold - 2015
- Many Voices, An anthology of contemporary Canadian Indian Poetry, co-edited with D. Day. - 1977
- In Fine Form: The Canadian Book of Form Poetry, edited by Kate Braid and Sandy Shreve - 2005
- Anyone Can See I Love You - 1988
- Hajimari-No-Hajimari, four myths of the Pacific Rim - 1986
- Temple of the Stars - 1996
- Grandfather was a Soldier - 1983
- Anyone Can See I Love You - 1986
- Laika and Folchakov, a Journey in Time and Space - 1987
- A Cold Departure, the Liaison of George Sand and Frederic Chopin - 1989
- National Magazine Award for Poetry, Gold 1978
- Nominated for the 1984 Governor General's Award (The Sunday Before Winter)
- National Magazine Award for Poetry, Silver 1989
- Long Poem Prize, The Malahat Review, 1994
- Pat Lowther Award for poetry, 1997 (Autobiography)
- Nominated for the 1997 Governor General's Award (Autobiography)
- Nominated for the 1997 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize (Autobiography)
- Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, 1998 (Visible Worlds)
- Short-listed for the Orange Prize, 1999 (Visible Worlds)
- Short-listed for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, 2004 (The Alchemy of Happiness)
- Short-listed for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize 2007 (What It Takes to Be Human)
- Reviewing Journal of Canadian Materials for Young People. Vol. 12. Canadian Library Association; 1984. p. 252.
- Marilyn Bowering's entry in The Canadian Encyclopedia
- "'Marilyn Forever' opera reveals composer Gavin Bryars' collaborative spirit". Mike Boehm Los Angeles Times, Mar 13, 2015
- Juliana De Nooy. Twins in Contemporary Literature and Culture: Look Twice. Palgrave Macmillan UK; 21 June 2005. ISBN 978-0-230-28686-3. p. 161–.
- H.W. Wilson Company. Book review digest. Vol. 95. H.W. Wilson Co.; 1999. p. 186.
- "Marilyn Bowering, Soul Mouth". Malahat Review, Poetry Review by J. A. Weingarten
- "'Marilyn Forever' librettist Marilyn Bowering talks about the screen siren's romantic idealism.". Hollywood Reporter, 3/20/2015 by Jordan Riefe
- "Thread of melancholy runs through Marilyn Monroe opera". Kevin Bazzana / Times Colonist, September 15, 2013