Hello, I'm Marian, Writer of All The Things. Purveyor of pretty words and superheroic verse. Lawyer, poet, editor-in-chief. Prone to hyperbole and SHRIEKING IN ALL CAPS.
My NEW and third collection of poems, Heart Container, is available for purchase from ALL CAPS PUBLISHING! Click here to purchase your own copy via Amazon. (Or contact me if you'd like to purchase a signed copy.)
Click here for information about my earlier books.
Visit my YouTube page, a treasure-trove of spoken-word video starring yours truly!
Great new interview with Stephanie Ayers at Our Write Side! January Poet of the Month: Marian Kent
Interview with Vanessa Pesa, Local Author Series: Marian Kent
5 Editors, 5 Questions with Marian Kent, a mini-interview at Write On Edge
Inside the Mind of Poet Marian Kent, an interview with author Eden Baylee
My poems have been published in Nice Cage, Hellbent Magazine, Tell-Tale Inklings, Naugatuck River Review, Precipice, Meat For Tea: The Valley Review, U.M.Ph.! Prose Boston Marathon Tribute, Silkworm (the annual review of Florence Poets Society), Emerge Literary Journal, and 30 Poems in November! (a project of the Center for New Americans).
My essay on writing "Using My Words" was featured as part of The Roar Sessions, a project of the inimitable Jena Schwartz, right around the time of my 50th birthday. Naturally.
A little poem of mine was quoted in its entirety by Garrison Keillor in his blog post about 2014 Love Poem Contest finalists (which mine was not, but still wonderful fun): "There was ... one to Facebook (sort of) (“Sometimes I click/on my page/just so I can see/where it says/you’re Married to Me/and then I click/on your page/because it says/I’m Married to You.”)" Click here to check it out. Click!
I'm proud to have been part of the cast of Listen To Your Mother Providence in May 2013. Click here for an archive of words, photos, and video from this remarkable show.
In addition to my own writing, poems and essays by my grandmother, who greatly influenced me, are featured here in my blog. Please click "my grandmother" in the tag cloud to browse through and read her writing, and/or to find some of my writing about her.
Here is a short essay by my grandmother about her journaling habit. This was written when she was in college, but she continued to keep a journal until she died.
For almost a year, I have kept a diary that I write in absolutely every night. Twice, I have been in bed almost asleep before I remembered that I hadn't recorded the events of the day. Both times, I jumped out and scribbled a few lines hastily, conscientiously, and immediately. But that was months ago, before the habit was firmly established. Now the writing is as much a part of my nightly routine as scrubbing my teeth. I jot down everything that happens during the day as well as a good many of my thoughts. Believe it or not, the little book has an enormous influence for good in my life....