The Breathing House

Imagist Poems

by Marcielle Brandler



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/29/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 70
ISBN : 9780595404087

About the Book

Leonard Cohen, the ultimate poet/singer/songwriter praised Marcielle's early work! Now, she presents the world with the magical book of poetry. Running the gamut through the entire realm of human experience-from great joy and sensuality to political outrage, spiritual enlightenment, the awe of nature's power, and life's simple moments-author Marcielle Brandler's poetry enlivens the imagination.

"Marcielle writes a unique and sensual poetry that is born in the dark and emerges into the light with an erotic intensity. Her poetry obviously comes out of very real personal experiences that have been smoldering for many years. She has a great ability to bring her reader along with her."
-Lionel Rolfe, author/editor, California Classics Books

"Marcielle Brandler's keystone is the verb. She uses it like few others, gives even the most ordinary poetic content dramatic motion. Even the nouns and adjectives get 'verbed' through her precise magic. The result is a book which is full of movement, aptness, and genuine affirmations of life."
-Jack Hirschman, Poet Laureate of San Francisco

"Marcielle is a poet's poet."
-Robert Firmage, poet, Salt Lake City, Utah

"Eden is my favorite."
-Willian Matthews, poet 1997 See a video of younger Marcielle reading her work at a large event and then appearing on public access tv with a dancer who danced Marcielle's poems:

About the Author

Marcielle Brandler: Universal Image Productions Marcielle Brandler appears in 2005-9 Who’s Who in the World, and 2003-09 Who's Who of American Women. She acted as a judge for the 2007- 2008 31st District PTSA Reflections Writing Competition for High School and Junior High School student stories and poems. . In Dec 09, poem published in America Anthology and the January 2010 issue of Science of Mind, article, "Garden of Life." She created a new Fun with Grammar website in order to be of service to students, educators, and scholars in Grammar, Literature, Writing, and anything to do with the English language at Her book, Fun with Grammar is not yet sold in stores An article about her appears on the cover of the San Gabriel Valley Weekly, Apr. 11, 2008 following her book signing at Sierra Madre Books. She spoke at the Whittier Literacy Council on tutoring and they published her article in their newsletter. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Professional Writing and Poetry in 1994. Her poems have been translated into Czech, French, Arabic, and Spanish, and published internationally. While in Buenos Aires, she finished her book of poems, The Breathing House and read her work there. Her poem, “Eden," won First Place in Mt. San Antonio College’s 1997 Writers Day Festival. Her poem, “The Civilian, The Siege,“ was praised by the LA Weekly’s Evelyn McDonnell, as one of the best in the CD anthology called Disclosure. She organized poetry readings for her group Urban Mobile Poets and the Literacy Campaign in the 1980’s. As a former singer/songwriter, he poetry is lyrical and sensual. She has been Entertainment Writer for Sierra Madre Vista and the Creative Line Magazine, and was a writer for Religion & Ethics Digest. She was a featured poet at Universita Karlova and Radost in Prague, Czech Republic. She has shared the stage with Dwight Yoakum, David Lee Roth, James Ragan, Wanda Coleman, and many others. In 1994 and 1995, she helped organize and host International PEN’s Celebration of Banned Books. Many film and literary celebrities read from their favorite banned books in a two-day event on Santa Monica’s Promenade. Marcielle was associate Producer on the film The Last Weekend with the American Film Institute, which aired on Lifetime Television. She was a judge in the Poetry Competition in 2001 at Los Angeles City College. She teaches college English. Her artwork of social commentary appears in the September 11th Photo Project, which is on tour around the country. She has been organizing poetry events and workshops since the early eighties to benefit various organizations. A variety show, Lives in the Balance (2002), Marcielle organized and hosted, made $800 for the Los Angeles Coalition to End Hunger and Homelessness. She has raised money and consciousness for Doctors Without Borders, In the Arms of Words: Poetry for Victims of the Tsunami, and many other organizations. She has directed poetry workshops with California Poets in the Schools for 18 years. Through Performing Tree’s teaching program, she mentored a younger poet to direct poetry workshops with 4th-grade children at Los Robles Academy with a grant from the California Arts Council. She was one of the organizers, emcees, and featured artists at the Artists Helping Artists Expo at Cal State Northridge 2003, and she also organized a reading called Peace Lover Poets with UNESCO. She organizes and hosts the yearly Valentine's Peace Project( an international organization) Open Mic. She is a member of the Pasadena Opera Guild, Alameda Writers Group (Board Member), and other organizations that help artists and the needy. Marcielle’s poem, “Lark in the High Desert,“ appeared in Eclipse: A Literary Journal in 2003. Her CD of poems called The Breathing House is available at and Marcielle’s sound engineer, Harlan Collins did sound for Barbara Streisand & other celebs.) She hosted