Marion Starling Boyer is a professor emeritus at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. She earned her BA from Purdue University and a Masters in Communication from Western Michigan University. She is author of four poetry collections: The Sea Was Never Far (Main Street Rag, 2019), The Clock of the Long Now (Mayapple Press, 2009); Composing the Rain, winner of Grayson Books 2014 Poetry Chapbook Competition; and Green (Finishing Line Press, 2003).
Her poetry has appeared in Crab Orchard Review, The Tishman Review, Folio, Spoon River Poetry Review, South Carolina Review, Midwest Quarterly, Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Rhino, The Atlanta Review, and anthologized in Villanelles (ed. Finch and Mali, 21012). Boyer was awarded first place in the 2008 international poetry competition sponsored by the Science Fiction Poetry Association.
Boyer's essays have been published by Great Lakes Review as part of the Narrative Map, The Tishman Review, Canoe & Kayak, Paddler Magazine, and American Whitewater. Her essays have been anthologized in Voices of Michigan (ed. Winston, 1999) and In Season: Stories of Discovery, Loss, Home and Other Places, (ed. Ross, 2018).
After living and teaching in Kalamazoo, Michigan for many years, she has recently moved with her husband to Twinsburg, Ohio, just east of Cleveland. Boyer is a member of Lit Cleveland and Lit Youngstown and leads writing workshops for both organizations.