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Marianne McNeil Logan, American poet. Recipient Texas winner for arts Colonel Sanders Super Achiever National Contest, 1996, United Poet Laureate International Congress Contest 1st place award, Plainview, 2005, Long Rhymed Poetry 1st place award Frontiers in Writing Tri-State Conference, 2005, Hilton Ross Greer award Poetry Society Texas, 2004, others.


Logan, Marianne McNeil was born on September 12, 1929 in Sturgis, South Dakota, United States. Daughter of John Frederick and Elleene (Allison) McFarland.


Organizer cowboy poets for Old West Days celebration, Amarillo, Texas, 1986, monthly Cowboy Poetry Breakfasts, Amarillo, 1991, monthly cowboy poetry programs Barnes and Noble bookstores, Amarillo. Speaker writer and poets' conferences Southwest. Founder, moderator Amarillo Senior Citizens Writers' Groups.

Established Tri-State Literature Contests.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: Celebration for Sonneteers, 1986 (Pegasus award Crossroads Poetry Chapbook Competition, nominee Pulitzer prize), Girls Write Poetry Too, 1990 (award National League American Pen Women Book Contest, nominee award Academy Western Artists), Designed by Heritage, 1998, 6 others (3 Five Nations awards). Author (with Vivian Ramsey Stewart): Singing Songs of Friendship in the Vivienne Pattern, Singing Songs of Inspiration in the Marianne Pattern, Poems To Turn Thoughts Around, 2005 (Book award 2005, first place award United Poet Laureate International, 2005).


Member Poetry Society Texas (councilor-at-large), Southwest Cowboy Poets Association (organizer, coordinator since 1991), Hi-Plains Society (president 1998-2000), Writers Association Golden Spread Moderator 1999-2001), Panhandle Professional Writers (lifetime award 1998), Oklahoma Writers Federal.


  • Other Interests

    Reading, playing pool, dance, travel.


Married Grant Smith McNeil, March 3, 1950 (deceased April 1991). Married Claude Herman Logan, March 23, 1994.

John Frederick McFarland

Elleene (Allison) McFarland

Grant Smith McNeil

Claude Herman Logan