Esther Margaret Ayers

Esther Margaret Ayers lives and works in Marquette, Michigan as a writer, piano teacher and accompanist.  She studied at the Yeats International Summer School in Sligo, Ireland, and holds a BME in music and an MA in English, both from Northern Michigan University. In recent years she has written the librettos for two large choral/orchestral works commissioned and premiered by the Marquette Symphony Orchestra:  A Child’s Requiem by composer Thomas LaVoy (2013) and Bagidaabii-Neyaashi by composer Griffin Candey (2016). Her poem “White Stones” is the text of a choral piece by LaVoy which has been performed at Carnegie Hall and recorded by the Philadelphia-based professional choir The Same Stream.  Other poems by Ayers have appeared in various publications, including Passages North. She and her husband, Dan Barrington, are the parents of five grown sons.

A Blessing Upon the Chorus - Esther Margaret Ayers
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A Blessing Upon the Chorus by Christine Burns was inspired by the poem "A Blessing Upon the Chorus" by Esther Margaret Ayers Click on the image  by to learn more about the artwork and artist.

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From A Dark Place - Esther Margaret Ayers
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From a Dark Place by Jane Landwehr was inspired by the poem "From a Dark Place"

by Esther Margaret Ayers. Click on the image to learn more about the artwork and artist.

Dawn in the Camps - Esther Margaret Ayers
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Dawn in the Camps by Christine Burns was inspired by the poem "Dawn in the Camps" by Esther Margaret Ayers. Click on the image  by to learn more about the artwork and artist.

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Prelude and Fugue in Early Spring - Esther Margaret Ayers
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Fiddleheads by Darlene Strand was inspired by the poem "Prelude and Fugue in Early Spring" by Esther Margaret Ayers. Click on the image  by to learn more about the artwork and artist.

Goin' in the Bach Door  by Terry  O'Connor was inspired by the poem "Prelude and Fugue in Early Spring" by Esther Margaret Ayers. Click on the image  by to learn more about the artwork and artist.

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Grief - Esther Margaret Ayers
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The poem "Grief" by Esther Margaret Ayers was inspired by the artwork Grief  by Christina Kionka

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