Marilyn McVicker's fourth book, Long Field Hollow , a chapbook of poetry detailing the story of locating and moving to a pristine cove in western North Carolina, was just released, September 2023. Her third book, As for Life, a full-length poetry book, was released by Redhawk Publications, August 2022. Marilyn had her first poem published in 1980, and has recently been published in Kakalak, Kaleidoscope, The Healing Muse, Wordgathering, Earth's Daughters, Front Porch Review, Red Clay Review, Speckled Trout Review, Redheaded Stepchild, and others. Her chapbook, Some Shimmer of You, was published by Finishing Line Press in June 2014. McFarland & Company published her non-fiction book, Sauna Detoxification Therapy, in 1997. Marilyn worked as a solo flutist and music educator, before her retirement. Her fascination with words and self-expression stems from her musicianship and her family's association with sign language and Deaf culture.

Other Works

  • Long Field Hollow

  • As for Life: a memoir in poetry exploring the isolation & loss of chronic illness

  • Some Shimmer of You

  • Sauna Detoxification Therapy: a guide for the chemically sensitive


Awards and Recognition

  • As for Life received and Honorable Mention in North Carolina Poetry Society's Lena M Shull Book Contest in 2020.