Marsha J. Perlman

 I write poetry and non-fiction prose. My most recent book is Taste Life Twice, a memoir. Spirit Life, a book of environmental poetry received First Place Award from the National League of American Pen Women, (NLAPW). Essays, stories and poems are published in anthologies: Until They Have Faces, Unraveling Mysteries, The Creative Arc, Poems of the Super Moon, Women’s Voices in the 21st Century, The Light Between Us, and several collections by Pine Island Writers.

As a fine arts photographer my art in black and white and in color decorated homes and offices. For several years as a photojournalist, my work received numerous awards for photography and reporting from Colorado Press Women.

Publications include: Tropicalia, The Denver Post, The Marathoner, News-Press, Christian Science Monitor and World Wide Seniors, an online weekly. I also was co-producer and co-anchor of the FM radio program La Lucha Sigue—The Fight Continues, biweekly Latin American news and views.


Fudge Factory
Marsha with Carlos and William
at the Fudge Factory

As an excellent student, and after teaching grades four through college for umpteenyears, I was an invited Foreign Expert to China to instruct university faculty. I also received the much coveted Fulbright award to teach, study and travel in Great Britain.

I’m a featured poet at Earth Days, Veterans’ Days and Poetry Month Fests, and participate in ArtPoems, an annual collaboration of Southwest Florida poets, artists, musicians and dancers culminating in stage performances.

Art Talk
Photo by Jamie Kuser, Happenings Magazine

My active professional memberships include NLAPW SW Florida Branch, Gulf Coast Writers Association, Boulder Media Women, and AROHO Retreat Network, the name borrowed from Virginia Woolf…..”A woman needs A Room Of Her Own and money if she is to write.” She was and is correct.

I don’t own a TV. When not reading or writing, I kayak, garden, hike, bike, snowshoe, travel (my favorite), and practice yoga. With family and friends I enjoy films, concerts, theater, good food and laughter. Home is in Colorado and Florida.

If you want to know about my earlier life, pick up a copy of Taste Life Twice. I’ve been told by several people that they skipped a night’s sleep and read right through to the end.



Awards and Presentations

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Email: mjperlman7@q.com


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