She was the administrator of the New Hampshire Commission on the Arts Poet-in-the-Schools Program, 1972-1976.
She has worked as a copywriter for Maximus Advertising in Exeter, New Hampshire, since 1977, and has been a partner in business-to-business communications services firm Isinglass Marketing since 1979.
In 1993, as poet laureate of her state, she organized the 1st-ever gathering of state poets laureate.
Harris married poet William Matthew in 1963, a marriage that ended in divorce; and photographer Charter Weeks in 1977. She was the mother of 2 boys by her 1st marriage, William and Sebastian (poet Sebastian Matthews), and the adoptive mother of Manny Weeks.
- Raw Honey. Cambridge, MA: Alice James Poetry Co-operative, 1975.
- Interstate. Pittsburgh, PA: Slow Loris Press, 1980.
- Weasel in the Turkey Pen. Brooklyn, NY: Hanging Loose Press, 1992.
- Your Son, Manny: A prose poem memoir. Minneapolis, MN: New Rivers Press, 1999.
- G is for Granite: A New Hampshire alphabet (illustrated by Karen Busch Holman). Chelsea, MI: Sleeping Bear Press, 2002.
- Primary Numbers: A New Hampshire number book (illustrated by Karen Busch Holman). Chelsea, MI: Sleeping Bear Press, 20, 2004.
- The Girl Who Heard Colors (illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton). New York: Nancy Paulsen Books, 2013.
- A Gift of Tongues: Critical challenges in contemporary American poetry (edited with Kathleen Aguero, & contributor). Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1987.
- An Ear to the Ground: An anthology of contemporary American poetry (edited with Kathleen Aguero). Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1989.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 "William Matthews, 55, Poet Who Won Prestigious Awards obituary, New York Times, November 14, 1997. Web, Oct. 24, 2015.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Harris, Marie, 1943- , Contemporary Authors: New revision series, Gale, 2009. Encyclopedia.com, Web, Oct. 24, 2015.
- ↑ Marie Harris, Sleeping Bear Press. Web, Oct. 24, 2015.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Marie Harris: Biography, From the Fishhouse. Web, Oct. 24, 2015.
- ↑ Search results = au:Marie Harris, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, Oct. 24, 2015.
- Audio / video
- Marie Harris at From the Fishhouse: profile & audio
- Marie Harris at Amazon.com
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