Marilyn Stablein

Poet, Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer

9405 NE Hancock Drive
Portland, OR 97220

Author's Bio

Marilyn is a multidisciplinary artist working in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, performance art and artist books. Recent books include Houseboat on the Ganges & A Room in Kathmandu: Letters from India & Nepal, 1966-1972; Milepost 27: Poems; Vermin: A Travelers Bestiary; Bind, Alter Fold: 38 Artist Books and Phantom Circus. A frequent workshop presenter, conference speaker and performer of her work, she has been writer in residence at colleges, libraries, and literary arts venues in Greece, Canada, Ireland, Mexico, Nepal and the US.

Literary agent: 
Mary Bisbee-Beek

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Stealing Light: A Raven Chronicles Anthology (Raven Chronicles, 2018)
Hurricanes (Black Heron Press, 1995)
The Truth About the Territory: Contemporary Nonfiction from the Northwest (Owl Creek Press, 1990)
Houseboat on the Ganges & A Room in Kathmandu: Letters from India & Nepal 1966-1972 (Chin Music Press, 2019)
Voices of New Mexico (Rio Grande Press, 2011)
Sleeping in Caves (Monkfish, 2003)
Climate of Extremes: Landscape & Imagination (Black Heron Press, 1995)
High in the Himalayas (Autonomedia, 2002)
Kyoto Journal
Mississippi Review
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The Seattle Review


Vermin: A Traveler's Bestiary (Spuyten Duyvil, 2018)
The Census Taker: Tales of a Traveler in India & Nepal (Black Heron Press, 1992)
More Night Travels to Tibet (Shivastan Press, 2011)
The Monkey Thief (Shivastan Press, 2003)
Night Travels to Tibet (Shivastan Press, 2001)


Make It True: Poetry from Cascadia (Leaf Press, 2015)
Nixon Under the Bodhi Tree: Buddhist Fiction (Wisdom Publications, 2004)
Out of the Catskills and Just Beyond (Bright Hill Press, 1997)
Milepost 27: Poems (Black Heron Press, 2019)
Splitting Hard Ground (La Alameda Press, 2010)
Journals: , ,
Raven Chronicles
Prizes won: 

Southwest Poetry Book of the Year 2019, 

New Mexico Book Award in Poetry 2010,

National Federation of Press Women Poetry Book Award 2010,

NFPW Book Award Nonfiction Memoir 2020,

King County WA Publication Award Fiction, juror Leslie Silko,

NY Council on the Arts Travel Grant, Ireland residency,

Southwest Writers Awards in Poetry and Fiction

More Information

Gives readings: 
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Identifies as: 
European American
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Born in: 
Los Angeles, CA
Raised in: 
Palo Alto, CA
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Last update: Jan 07, 2021