Living Published Women Poets in the UK
Marilyn Longstaff
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Marilyn Longstaff has spent most of her adult life in the North East. She was born in Liverpool, the daughter of ‘southerners’, whose vocation meant a nomadic existence. She lives in Darlington and is a member of the writing, performing and publishing collective Vane Women www.vanewomen.co.uk . Her work has appeared in a number of magazines, anthologies and on the web.

In 2003, she received a Northern Promise Award from New Writing North and in 2005 gained her MA in Creative Writing from the University of Newcastle. In 2011, Raiment was selected for New Writing North’s Read Regional campaign.

The poems for her latest pamphlet, The Museum of Spare Parts, came from her involvement in Stemistry, a project devised and run by Lisa Matthews to consider creative responses to modern genomics.


The Museum of Spare Parts 2018 Mudfog www.mudfog.co.uk

Articles of War 2017 Smokestack Books  www.smokestack-books.co.uk,www.inpress.co.uk

Raiment 2010   Smokestack Books  www.smokestack-books.co.uk and www.inpress.co.uk

Sitting Among The Hoppers 2004     Arrowhead Press www.arrowheadpress.co.uk

Puritan Games 2001   Vane Women Press

‘A poet with an immense talent to engage and amuse. Longstaff is also brave enough to turn a peeled eye to life’s disturbing realities.’      Peter Bennet (Other Poetry)

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