Margaret Honton resumed collegiate studies from 1970-1975, after raising eight children, and became a graduate student in English at the Ohio State University. Her master's thesis, To Make Up a Year and a Sphere, was the first thesis in original poetry accepted by the university. Many of her later works, over the following four decades, are archived in the university's Rare Books & Manuscripts Library. Margaret was one of the founding members of the Women's Poetry Workshop at the Ohio State University, and remained an active member for 20 years. For 10 years Margaret conveyed what poetry is, what it does, and how students can engage with it, during her residencies in the Poets-in-the-Schools Program, supported by the Ohio Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. As a freelance editor for 10 years, she worked with everything from professors' field notes to manuscripts of popular fiction, to poetry. Margaret has written poetry for eight decades. She has professionally edited and published poetry anthologies and works on poetry therapy. A breaking point for Margaret occurred in 1990, when a car crash and near-death experience inaugurated a 30-year career in complementary healing modalities. Margaret Honton has-for 50 years-recorded her dream stories and their feelings immediately, and reflections on them shortly afterward. Her most recent book, Dream Encounters, captures the beauty of dreams, with special appreciation for how each dreamer can more fully understand oneself.
"Margaret Honton is a poet, writer, editor, and teacher. To that oeuvre we can now add this new work on dreams. Hooray for Margaret marching in front of her own parade, with trickster clowns, with orgasmic flights, with twirling words, with fantastic encounters, with guiding dreams!" (Joseph Honton, 2021)