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Marvin R. Hiemstra

Marvin R. Hiemstra

  • 166 Bonview Street
    San Francisco, CA 94110-5147
  • Phone: (415) 826-4485
  • E-mail: drollmarv@aol.com

Author's Bio

Marvin R. Hiemstra is a poet, humorist, editor, critic, scholar, and entertainer. Marvin lives in San Francisco where he is founding Editor-in-Chief of the Bay Area Poets Seasonal Review and teaches performance techniques to a wide range of writers and musicians. Marvin has appeared in 10 countries and throughout the United States. The poetry/humor performance DVD, French Kiss Destiny, was called “superb work” by Dana Gioia. About Poet Wrangler:droll poems Mary Ann Sullivan observed, "This book offers sheer joy. What else could a reader desire?" Marvin studied under Donald Justice at the Iowa Writers Workshop and holds a Master’s Degree in Literary Criticism from Indiana University.

Publications and Prizes

French Kiss Destiny (Zippy Digital, 2007), In Deepest USA (Prairie Lights Books, 1996)
Changing Harm to Harmony (Marin Poetry Center Press, 2015), Marin Poetry Center Anthology (Marin Poetry Center Press, 2014), Marin Poetry Center Anthology (Marin Poetry Center Press, 2011), Marin Poetry Center Anthology (Marin Poetry Center Press, 2010), The Outer Gate (Hippocampus Press, 2009), Poets 11 2008 (San Francisco Public Library, 2008), Blue Arc West (Tebot Bach, 2006), For Loving Precious Beast (Purple Sage Press, 2006), So Luminous the Wildflowers (Tebot Bach, 2003)
Iconoclast, Insight, North American Review, Poetalk, PoetryMagazine.com
3300 Club, San Francisco (2013), Healdsburg Literary Guild (2013), Caveat Lector Salon (2012), Marin Poetry Festival (2012), Woman-Stirred Radio (2012), Marin Poetry Center Summer Traveling Show (2011), Petaluma Poetry Walk (2011), Lindenhurst Memorial Library (2010), M. Coffee - Half Moon Bay, CA (2009), Pen Women Presents (TV) -San Francisco, CA (2009), Salon for the Imagination - San Rafael, CA (2009), The Poet's Gallery - San Francisco, CA (2009), Frank Bette Center for the Arts (), La Promenade Poetry & Music (), Petaluma Poetry Walk (), Poetry at Florey's (), Poetry Center San Jose: Willow Glen Project (), Stephen Kopel's Special Edition (), Rhyme & Reason: (I Mouse Therefore I Am!) (2000), Zippy Digital Productions: (A Turquoise Coyote Under Your Pillow) (1997)
Winner - Poets 11 Competition, Jack Hirschman judge (2008), Pushcart Prize Nominee (2010), Healdsburg Literary Guild 2Q Literary Illuminations (2013)

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Listing last updated: September 8, 2015

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Listed as:
Poet, Spoken Word Artist
Gives readings?
Travels for readings?
Identifies as:
Dutch American
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Born in:
Pella, IA
Raised in:
Pella, IA

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