Marjorie Pizer, Australian poet, Died at 95


Marjorie Pizer was born in 1920, in Melbourne and died on January 4, 2016.

She was an Australian poet.

Pizer studied literature at the University of Melbourne from 1939, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts.

She started her working life as a clerk in the public service.

Marjorie Pizer met and married the poet Muir Holburn (q.v.) and they left for Sydney.

They became members of the Communist Party (until the invasion of Hungary).

In 1947, they established Pinchgut Press in a spare room.

Marjorie Pizer was enamoured of poetry since a young age before beginning to compose her own works.

His works includes; “The Men Who Made Australia, Stories and Poems by Henry Lawson; editor, 1957, Come Listen, Poetry for Schools; co-editor with Joan Reed, 1966, Thou and I, Poems, 1967, To Life, Poems, 1969, Tides Flow, Poems, 1972, and many more.

Marjorie Pizer passed away at 95 yrs old.