Marjorie Boulton was born in 1924, and was educated i.a at Oxford where she received a doctorate in literary studies. She was for many years the director of a teachers college, but is now a professional writer, whose series of introductory texts in English on literaray studies has been widely used. In 1949 she learned Esperanto and made her debut in the Esperanto literary domain through the Belartaj Konkursoj (Fine Arts Competitions). Marjorie Boulton is currently a member of the Esperanto Academy, an advisory body on language questions.
Her first collection of poems Kontralte (In Contralto), was published by Stafeto in 1955. Further poetry collections followed: Kvarpieda kamarado (Four-footed friend), Cent ĝojkantoj (One hundred songs of joy), and Eroj (Bits and pieces), in 1956, 1957, and 1959 respectively.