Marianne Micros’ latest publication is Statue (Guernica, 2023), a collection of short fiction. Her previous book Eye (Guernica, 2018) was shortlisted in 2019 for both the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction and the Danuta Gleed Literary Award. Her previous publications include the poetry collections Upstairs Over the Ice Cream (Ergo, 1979) and Seventeen Trees, (Guernica, 2007). Marianne’s suite of poems Demeter’s Daughters was shortlisted for the Gwendolyn MacEwen poetry competition in 2015 and published in Exile: The Literary Quarterly. She has a Ph.D from The University of Western Ontario and has retired from her career as an English professor at the University of Guelph.
By Marianne Micros
Published by Guernica Editions
The devil, a ghost, a doppelganger, a selkie, a hobgoblin – these creatures appear in Marianne Micros’ Statue, a collection of tales which combine traditional and ancient elements with contemporary issues and experiences. These fifteen stories show that the boundaries between fantasy and reality, art and life, life and death are fragile and inconstant. Micros seamlessly combines magic with the realities of daily life, showing the interrelationship of the natural and the supernatural and the significance of those interactions.