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In 1963, she married Roy Lowther. In 1968, her first collection, This Difficult Flowring, was published by Very Stone House, a small poetry press operated by Seymour Mayne and Patrick Lane. Lowther's precision with image and language was popular with critics.
In 1972, The Age of the Bird was published by Blackfish Press . This long poem expressed Lowther's concerns for South American revolutionary politics, and included a poem for Pablo Neruda, an important political and inspirational figure for Lowther. In 1974, Milk Stone was published by Borealis Press , and became Lowther's breakthrough into the mainstream of Canadian literature. In 1975, A Stone Diary was accepted for publication by Oxford University Press.
However, in late September of that year, Lowther disappeared. Her body was discovered three weeks later in Furry Creek, near Squamish, British Columbia. Roy Lowther was convicted of her murder in June 1977. He died in prison in 1985.
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