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 do Poetry Out Loud because the everyday me is very shy and easily stumbles over words, mangling meaning and botching simple conversations. Yet, when I recite poetry it is an opportunity for me to become someone else––an embodiment of the poem. Slowly, step by step, I think Poetry Out Loud is helping me to become a braver, more confident person, even if I still tremble when I get on stage."
Rose Horowitz
2016 ME POL Champion