Marjorie DeBol DeFazio

Rookie (March 29,1933 / Detroit, Michigan)

Biography of Marjorie DeBol DeFazio

Marjorie DeBol DeFazio has written and directed for TV, radio and the stage. Her work includes A Small Corner, Barren Spring, When Women Got the Vote, His name is Adam, and with Patricia Horan, Revolution to Revolution, and “…What Time of Night it is”.

With Anne Brady, she compiled and edited Raising Our Voices, Women Up Through the Ages, a selection of poetry about women, by women, from Sappho to our present day poets. Her own poetry has been published in journals, collections, magazines and a book of her poetry, A Quiet Noise.

For more than a decade, she was a theatre critic in New York.

Along with the above, Marjorie married, bore and raised two sons, worked at Young & Rubicam, Amro Research, and the New York State Department of Labor.

Now retired, she lives in rural upstate New York in a house she designed and built. She maintained, for her church, the Internet home page she designed, has served on an arts grant review panel for two years and works with several community organizations. She continues to write poetry, hike, canoe, go camping and play outside in all of the seasons.

Marjorie DeBol DeFazio's Works:

A Quiet Noise Updates

In The Eighth Decade*

*Birth to 10 is the first decade

Whiskers are growing from my chin
My hair is receding, growing thin
I thought these were the province of men
Equality is marching much too far

I expected laugh and frown lines
Would turn to wrinkles

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