Marilyn Tarpy Stearns

Sundry Voices – Forthcoming in March, 2018

Whether considering birds in an atrium, the challenges and delights of aging, or the ineffable charms of music, Marilyn Stearn’s poems brim with tenderness and beauty and wonder. Sundry Voices is a wide-ranging book—from Virginia to Russia to Peru to Ancient Rome—but each poem in this compelling debut collection is, at its heart, a love poem to the world we all share.

—Doug Van Gundy
co-Editor, Eyes Glowing at the Edge of the Woods, Fiction and Poetry from West Virginia
Author, A Life Above Water

Marilyn Stearns brings a mature eye and a tender heart to these accessible poems. She braids fresh pleasure in the lovely present with a deep sense of how objects carry our history. From her you will discover how to age beautifully, ever accepting but ever adventurous – how to remain a pilgrim, “a woman still becoming…” This is wisdom we need.

—Kristin Camitta Zimet
Editor, The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review
Author, Take in My Arms the Dark