Marjorie Deiter Keyishian's chapbook of the poetry, Slow Runner, will be published by Finishing Line Press.
Born in Brooklyn, Marjorie moved to New Jersey several decades ago to teach writing and literature (most recently Jane Austen: Now & Then) at the Madison Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University. She attended Linclon High School and Columbia University,. She edited Journal of New Jersey Poets for 11 years with other members of the department. Currently, she reads poetry for The Literary Review.
Her poetry and short stories have appered in a number of journals, including Massachusetts Review, The Literary Review, The English Record, Fiction, Graham House Review, Ararat, New York Quarterly and The Paterson Review. Her work has been reprinted in Anthology of Magazine Verse and Yearbook of American Poetry. She has read at La Mama, The Morristown & Township Library, The JCC, FDU, and for AAUW and The Walt Whitman Center.
She has also published Steven King (Chelsea House), a biography for young adults, with the third of her four daughters, Amy, and Who's In The Truck? (Readers Digest Association), a rhyming reader. She has written for the New Jersey section of The New York Times, Arts Magazine, Art News, and other journals. Television appearances include State of the Arts on NJ Television. With pianist Anita Gordon, she developed and performed in the program "Different Voices: Music and Sweet Poetry" at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Marjorie Deiter Keyishian has four talented daughters: a teacher, a television writer, a magazine editor, and a graphic artist. Her husband, Harry, also teaches at Fairleigh Dickinson University.