“What we know of the light, we learn in the dark.”

-James Carroll, Surviving the Dark Winter Solstice, Boston Globe, Dec. 8, 2008.





we cut through the ice, one

frozen word at a time.





(First Prize, Grandmother Earth, 2009)




Marian Kaplun Shapiro is the author of a professional book, Second Childhood (Norton, 1988),  a poetry book, Players In The Dream, Dreamers In The Play (Plain View Press, 2007) and  two chapbooks: Your Third Wish, (Finishing Line, 2007); and The End Of The World, Announced On Wednesday (Pudding House, 2007). A Quaker and a psychologist, her poetry often embeds the topics of peace and violence by addressing one within the context of the other. A resident of Lexington, she was five times named Senior Poet Laureate of Massachusetts. She was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2012.