Bluger was born in Ottawa, the daughter of Ruth Anna (Mallory) and Walter Vladimir Bluger, a mathematician and Holocaust survivor. She spent her childhood in various small towns where her father taught school.
She dropped out of medical school to marrry a Zen Master, Samu Kim of Toronto. Though the marriage was brief, the couple had 2 children: Michael "Maji" Kim (born 1969), and Micheline "Agi" Mallory (born 1970), whom she raised as a single mother.
She met Larry Neily in 1989, and the couple were married in 1991. Bluger dedicated most of her poetry collections to Neily.
She was executive secretary–treasurer of the Canadian Writers' Foundation, from 1975 to 2000.
She was a co-founder of Christians Against Apartheid and the Tabitha Foundation.
Canadian Literature: "Marianne Bluger's seventh book, Scissor, Paper, Woman, invests in images so precise they resound far beyond the pages that contain them."
- The Thumbless Man is at the Piano. Toronto: Three Trees, 1981. ISBN 0-88823-045-1
- On Nights Like This. London, ON: Brick Books, 1984. ISBN 0-919626-25-4
- Gathering Wild. London, ON: Brick Books, 1987. ISBN 0-919626-35-1
- Summer Grass. London, ON: Brick Books, 1992. ISBN 0-919626-59-9
- Tamarack & Clearcut: Haiku (with photos by Rudi Haas). Ottawa: Carleton University Press, 1997. ISBN 0-88629-293-X
- Gusts: Selected Tanka. Manotick, ON: Penumbra Press, 1998. ISBN 0-921254-86-5
- Scissor, Paper, Woman. Manotick, ON: Penumbra Press, 2000. ISBN isbn=1-894131-01-0
- Early Evening Pieces. Ottawa: Buschek Books, 2003. ISBN 1-894543-14-9
- Zen Mercies / Small Satoris. Manotick, ON: Penumbra Press, 2005. ISBN 1-894131-75-4
- The Eternities. Toronto: St. Thomas Poetry Series, 2005. ISBN 0-9735910-2-1
- Nude with Scar. Manotick, ON: Penumbra Press, 2006. ISBN 1-894131-93-2
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Marianne Bluger - Obituary, Marian Bluger Poet, NeilyWorld. Web, Mar. 4, 2019.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Marianne Bluger 1945-2005: Biography, Canadian Poets Online, University of Toronto Libraries, Web, July 4, 2012.
- ↑ Elizabeth Lumley, ed (2001). Canadian Who's Who 2001, Volume 36. University of Toronto Press. ISBN 978-0-8020-4958-2. http://books.google.com/?id=1vXnt0fkFa4C&pg=PA134&dq=Marianne+Bluger&q=Marianne%20Bluger.
- ↑ Sally Chivers. "Into & Beyond Bodies". Canadian Literature. http://www.canlit.ca/reviews.php?id=9853.
- ↑ Marianne Bluger:Awards and Honours, Canadian Poetry Online, University of Toronto Libraries, Web, July 4, 2012.
- ↑ Marianne Bluger: Publications, Canadian Poetry Online, University of Toronto Libraries, UToronto.ca, Web, July 4, 2012.
- Marianne Bluger at Amazon.ca
- Marianne Bluger - Poet Official website
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