"Marianne Paul knows how to work words, play with words, toss them across the oceans. Just when we think they will land on our outstretched mind, she sends them snapping fingers as they dance off to the horizon." - Anne Duke Judd, The Leaf


Marianne Paul is a Canadian author whose novels include Tending Memory, Twice in a Blue Moon, and Dead Girl Diaries. She is also the author of a poetry collection,Above and Below the Waterline.

Marianne's articles and short stories have appeared in a range of publications, including the anthologies The Best Women's Travel Writing, Canadian Tales of the Fantastic, and The One You Call Sister, and in magazines suchas Vox Feminarumand Canadian Author. She has written many books and educational packages for adult literacy learners, including, among many others,Spotlight on Change, Adult Literacy Educator,When Words are Bars,Money Matters, and Literacy is a Family Affair.

Marianne has served as a Writer in Residence for OpenBook Toronto. She is a member of the Writers' Union of Canada and the Dove Tale Writers Collective. A recipient of the Kitchener-Waterloo Arts Award for Writing, she has also won several writing competitions, including the Canadian Aid Literary Award, The Record Short Story Contest, the Okanagan Fiction Award, and The WRAConteur Award for poetry.

In recent years, Marianne has focused on learning the art of haiku, tanka, haiga, and haibun, and has studied through courses lead by Alan Summers through With Words and The Rooster's Moan poetry collective. Her work has been published in a variety of online and print journals, including (among others) A Hundred Gourds, Big Data, Sonic Boom, Acorn, Daily Haiku, Modern Haiku, A Heron's Nest, Bones, Skylark, Moonbathing, Bright Stars Vol 1-6, Atlas Poetica Special Features, and tinywords.

Marianne's micropoetry and nature writing can be found online through her companion website, The Literary Kayak.

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Marianne Paul 2012