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. 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. She lives in Darlington and is a member of the writing, performing and publishing collective Vane Women.
Marilyn’s work has appeared in a number of magazines, anthologies and on the web. She has written five books of poetry: Puritan Games 2001,Vane Women Press; Sitting Among The Hoppers 2004, Arrowhead Press; Raiment 2011,Articles of War 2017, Smokestack Books; The Museum of Spare Parts (2018 Mudfog),
Marilyn’s poems Sea Pool and Dream Catcher are published by Arachne in our anthology, What Meets the Eye? The Deaf Perspective.