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.

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