We at BROAD STREET were honored to publish some of the last work by beloved poet Marylen Grigas, who died in February 2017. Each one was illustrated by her niece, Riley McAlpine-Berthold, with whom Marylen had a remarkable collaborative relationship. We invite you to read about her struggles with cancer, the ironic illusion of home security, and the overwhelming power of love.
Truth Teller Spotlight: Marylen’s take on writing the truth
Marylen Grigas was the author of the poetry collection Shift, out in fall 2016 from Nature’s Face publishers. Her poems were published in The New Yorker, Alaska Quarterly Review, and Circulo de Poesia. She lived in Vermont and worked at an architectural stained glass studio.