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BLUGER (NEILY), Marianne Sasha, B.A.;
poet; association executive;
b. Ottawa, ON - 28 Aug. 1945; d. Ottawa, ON - 29 Oct. 2005;
parents Walter Vladimir (d.) and Ruth Anna (Mallory) Bluger;
e. Fisher Park High School 1963;
McGill University B.A. 1967 (Univ. Scholar);
m. Samu Kim 1968; div. 1986;
children: Michael Adam, Micheline Agi;
m. Larry Earle Neily 1991;
Exec. Sec.-Treas. Canadian Writers' Foundation Inc. 1975-2000;
author (poetry) of:
The Thumbless Man is at the Piano 1981;
On Nights Like This 1984;
Gathering Wild 1988;
Summer Grass 1992;
Tamarack & Clearcut (Haiku) 1997;
Gusts (Tanka) 1998;
Scissor, Paper, Woman 2000;
Early Evening Pieces (Haiku) 2003;
Zen Mercies / Small Satoris (Tanka) 2005;
The Eternities 2005;
Nude with Scar 2006;
Ethel Wilson Scholar McGill 1965-67;
Fed. Repub. of Germany Travelling Scholar 1965;
Ont. and Can. Council Arts Grants;
various honours for poetry including Archibald Lampman Award for Poetry 1993;
Canada Council Arts B Award 1989;
St. Matthias' Sunday School Superintendent 1977-80;
Christians Against Apartheid (Ottawa) Co-founder 1984;
Haiku Society of Canada Treasurer 1988-91
KaDo: Ottawa Haiku Group Co-founder 2002;
Tabitha Foundation Founding Director 1994-2005;
Religion: Christian (Anglican);
Recreations: birdwatching, gardening, natural history, hiking;

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