Marilyn Johnston

Marilyn Johnston is a Salem poet and filmmaker. She recieved an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship for Writers and was selected as a Fishtrap Fellow. Her poetry has appeared in a wide variety of literary journals and anthologies, including Calyx, Poetry International, Clackamas Literary Review, and Walking Portland's Bridges Using Poetry as a Compass. She is committed to facilitating writing workshops designed for people who have been through battle, regardless of how that is defined. Her chapbook of poems, Red Dust Rising, about a family's journey to heal from War, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and her short documentary MY MOTHER WAS A COAST GUARD SPAR, has been screened in film festivals in Oregon, California, and Toronto, Canada, as well as on OPB's "Oregon Lens." Marilyn staffs the Human Rights & Relations Office for the City of Salem.

At Dusk in Dac To


Reading from Summer Fishtrap 2001

Road to Breitenbush

The Song I May be Called Upon to Write

The Song I May be Called Upon to Write