Marianne Micros

Marianne Micros’s most recent publication, the story collection Eye (Guernica, 2018), in which she demonstrates her fascination with mythology, folklore, and her Greek background, was one of five finalists for the 2019 Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction, a prestigious award that annually celebrates the best in Canadian literature.  Eye was also shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Award in 2019, an award from the Writers Union of Canada for the best first collection of short stories published in Canada in 2018.  Her previous publications include: a book of poetry about her Greek family, Upstairs Over the Ice Cream, Ergo, 1979; a poetry collection that focuses primarily on her search for ancestors and family members in Greece, Seventeen Trees, Guernica, 2007; and poems and short fiction in anthologies and journals. She has also published scholarly articles, review articles, and a bibliographical monograph on Al Purdy.  In addition, she has completed a book of poems entitled The Key of Dee about the Renaissance magus John Dee.  Marianne’s suite of poems Demeter’s Daughters was shortlisted for the Gwendolyn MacEwen poetry competition in 2015 and published in Exile: The Literary Quarterly.  She has a Ph.D. from The University of Western Ontario and has retired from her career as an English Professor at the University of Guelph, where she taught Renaissance literature, Scottish literature, folktales, and creative writing.  Marianne has completed a new collection of poetry entitled The Aphrodite Suite and is working on a second collection of stories.