Marilyn Hacker

b. 1942
Marilyn Hacker

Although a traditionalist in form, Marilyn Hacker’s poetry employs contemporary speech and themes. She often writes about lesbian love as in her book Love, Death, and the Changing of Seasons, a sonnet series about the relationship between two women. Hacker splits her time between Paris and her native New York City.

What People are Saying

"I learned that I had the ability to capture the attention of an audience and evoke emotion from them. When I recited my first poem in 9th grade for a mock POL class competition, I was incredibly shy and barely audible. But eventually I grew to love sharing the emotions poems gave me."
Chiara Raimondo
2016 NY POL Champion