Marilyn Lerch

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Marilyn Lerch (born 1936) is an American-born Canadian poet, teacher, and activist.


She was born in East Chicago, Indiana, and earned degrees from Indiana University and the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology.[1]

She has taught English at the high school level in both Indiana and D.C., and is politically active. Lerch has worked towards LGBT rights and volunteered with PFLAG Canada.[2] Lerch moved to Sackville, New Brunswick in 1996. She served as President of the Writers' Federation of New Brunswick from 2006 to 2010.[3] In addition to her activism, Lerch has taught creative writing at Westmoreland Prison, Springhill, and Dorchester.[3] Lerch is currently teaching Memoir at Tantramar Seniors' College.[4]


  • 2001: Lambs & Llamas, Ewes & Me (Springbank Press)
  • 2004: Moon Loves Its Light (Morgaine House)
  • 2008: Witness and Resist (Morgaine House) ISBN 0-9732787-6-5
  • 2009: Breaking the Word Barrier: Stories of Adults Learning to Read, co-edited with Angela Ranson (Goose Lane) ISBN 0-86492-547-6


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