MAJA TROCHIMCZYK

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BIOGRAPHY

    Maja Trochimczyk is a Californian poet, scholar, translator, photographer, and non-profit director from Poland. She studied musicology at the University of Warsaw, Poland (M.A. 1986) and sound engineering at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw (M.A. 1987). In 1988 she emigrated to Canada and in 1994 she earned her Ph.D. in musicology from McGill University in Montreal. After a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (1994-1996), Dr. Trochimczyk joined the faculty of the USC Thornton School of Music as Director of the Polish Music Center (1996-2004). She also received a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies (2001-2002). Since 2004, Dr. Trochimczyk has continued her research and music history activities as an independent scholar while becoming active as a poet and publisher, as well as working as a development director for healthcare and human service organizations in Los Angeles. She is Senior Director of Planning at Phoenix House in California; Board member and Officer of the Polish American Historical Association, and President of Moonrise Press. In 2010-2012, Dr. Trochimczyk served as the Sixth Poet Laureate of Sunland-Tujunga, California and the President of Helena Modjeska Art and Culture Club in Los Angeles.

    Dr. Trochimczyk published four books of music studies: Polish Dance in Southern California (East European Monographs, Columbia University Press, 2008), The Music of Louis Andriessen (New York: Routledge, 2002), After Chopin: Essays in Polish Music (Los Angeles: Polish Music Center, 2000), and A Romantic Century in Polish Music (Los Angeles: Moonrise Press, 2009). Her articles on music and culture appeared in American Music, Contemporary Music Review, Musical Quarterly, Computer Music Journal, Muzyka, Studia Musicologica, Leonardo, Polish American Studies, Polish Review, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians II (Macmillan), Women Composers: Music Through the Ages (G.K. Hall), Lutoslawski Studies (Oxford University Press), and The Age of Chopin (Indiana University Press). Her musicology work was translated into Polish, German, French, Swedish, and Japanese.

    Dr. Trochimczyk has been giving public readings and publishing her poetry since 2007. Her poems appeared in the Clockwise Cat, Cosmopolitan Review, Magnapoets, Quill and Parchment, Ekphrasis Journal, Epiphany Magazine, Lily Literary Review, Loch Raven Review, Phantom Seed, poeticdiversity, The Sage Trail, San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, and various chapbooks and anthologies by Poets on Site, Emerging Urban Poets, Southland Poets of the Fantastic, and others. Her two books of love poetry are illustrated with her own photographs (Rose Always - A Court Love Story, rev. 2011; and Miriam's Iris, or Angels in the Garden, 2008, both from Moonrise Press). She also edited two antologies of poetry. Chopin with Cherries: A Tribute in Verse (Moonrise Press, 2010) celebrates the 200th birth anniversary of this composer with a collection of 123 poems by 92 poets. Meditations on Divine Names (2012) juxtaposes religious poetry by 64 poets of different spiritual traditions.

    Many of Trochimczyk's poems are inspired by art and were presented at art exhibitions in Southern California, including the Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pacific Asia Museum, and private galleries. Her photographs appear in The Houston Literary Review, poeticdiversity, Epiphany Magazine and in a number of newspapers and websites. Her work was exhibited at group shows at the Scenic Drive Gallery in Monrovia, the Modest Fly Gallery, and the Colburn School of Music. Her first solo photography show took place in September 2013, in Monrovia.

    Maja Trochimczyk
    Maja Trochimczyk at the Scenic Drive Gallery, Monrovia, CA,
    at the Poets Artists Exhibition, 2011, with her work "Tiger Nights."

    EDUCATION

    • 2005-2006. California State University, Northridge. Professional development in Fund Raising and Institutional Advancement (Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Ethics, Grant Writing, etc.).

    • 1988—1994. McGill University, Faculty of Music, Ph.D., Musicology. Dissertation (Maria Anna Harley): Space and Spatialization in Contemporary Music: History and Analysis, Ideas and Implementations. Supervisors: Prof. Bo Alphonce and Prof. Susan McClary. Degree awarded on 12 October 1994. Dissertation - Free PDF Download

      Abstract: This dissertation presents the history of space in the musical thought of the 20th-century (from Kurth to Clifton, from Varese to Xenakis) and outlines the development of spatialization in the theory and practice of contemporary music (after 1950). The text emphasizes perceptual and temporal aspects of musical spatiality, thus reflecting the close connection of space and time in human experience. A new definition of spatialization draws from Ingarden's notion of the musical work; a new typology of spatial designs embraces music for different acoustic environments, movements of performers and audiences, various positions of musicians in space, etc. The study of spatialization includes a survey of the writings of many composers (e.g. Ives, Boulez, Stockhausen, Cage) and an examination of their compositions. The final part of the dissertation presents three approaches to spatialization: Brant's simultaneity of sound layers, Xenakis's movement of sound, and Schafer's music of ritual and soundscape.

    • 1979—1987. F. Chopin Academy of Music, Warsaw, Poland, Faculty of Sound Engineering, M.A., Sound Engineering. Thesis (Maria Harley): On the Naturalness of Artificial Reverberation Adviser: Prof. Krzysztof Szlifirski.

    • 1976—1986. University of Warsaw (Poland), Faculty of History, Institute of Musicology, M.A., Musicology. Thesis (Maria Trochimczyk): On Aesthetic Problems of Music for Tape Advisor: Prof. Dr. Zofia Helman.

    • 1987. Centre Acanthes Summer Course in Contemporary Music (with Olivier Messiaen)

    • 1983—1986. Summer Courses for Young Composers organized by ISCM (Polish Section); (with Xenakis, Lutoslawski, Andriessen, Mâche, etc.)

    • 1974—1979. J. Elsner State High School of Music, Warsaw.
      Diploma (viola; ensembles, music theory and history)

    • 1972—1976. M. Kopernik State High School No. 33, Warsaw. Diploma (general studies; valedictorian).

    AWARDS

    • 2012— Medal for the promotion of Polish culture "Zasluzony dla Kultury Polskiej" from the Minister of Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Poland
    • 2011— Congratulatory Resolution (large scroll) from the City Council, City Attorney, City Clerk and Controller of the City of Los Angeles, and a five-signature scroll from the Los Angeles County Supervisors for 15 years of volunteering for the Polish American community in Los Angeles.
    • 2010— Poet Laureate of Sunland-Tujunga, for the years 2010-2012, recognized by County Supervisor Michael Antonovich, State Senators and Assemblymembers.
    • 2007— Polish American Historical Association's Swastek Award for the best article on Polish-American topic by an American scholar, published in 2007, for the article published in the Polish American Journal.

    • 2001—2002 Postdoctoral Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies, East European Committee, for a study of Sound Constructions: Image, Number, and Space in 20th-Century Polish Music.

    • 1999— Junior Faculty Award from the Southern California Studies Center (University of Southern California) for Polish Dance in Southern California.

    • 1998— Grants for International Conference, "Polish/Jewish/Music!" held at USC in November, from Jewish Community Foundation, Ars Musica Poloniae Foundation, Ministry of Culture and Arts of the Republic of Poland, Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles, Polish American Congress. (Served as conference chair and organizer).

    • 1997—1998 J.H.Zumberge Fund Research Grant (University of Southern California) for Virtual Encyclopaedia of Polish Music (Pilot Project).

    • 1995— Eighth Annual Wilk Prize For Research in Polish Music-- Award for the best essay: "At home with phenomenology: Ingarden's work of music revisited."

    • 1994—1996 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Postdoctoral Fellowship (held at McGill University in association with the University of Warsaw).

    • 1990—1992 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Doctoral Fellowship.

    • 1991— McGill University, Faculty of Music, Graduate Students' Essay Competition—First Prize for best essay: "The Song of the Nightingale in Music."

    • 1988—1990 Sarah Berlind Memorial Scholarship, Faculty of Music, McGill University.

    • 1976—1979 Rector's Awards for Outstanding Students, Warsaw University.

    • 1976— M. Kopernik State High School No. 33, Warsaw. Gold Medal for the Best Graduate.


    PUBLICATIONS

    Forthcoming Books:


    • Frederic Chopin: A Research and Information Guide, co-authored with William Smialek; second, revised and expanded edition (New York: Routledge).

    • Gorecki in Context: Essays on Music. Essays about Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki and his contemporaries; with a list of works, calendarium of life, index. Forthcoming.



    • Henry Brant On His Music: Interviews. Collection of conversations with the composer, 1992-2004. With essays about his music; list of works, calendarium of life, index. Forthcoming.


    • Hanna Kulenty's Musical Kitchen. Collection of interviews with the composer (2003); essays about her music, her M.A. thesis in English translation; with a list of works, discography, recipes and index. Forthcoming, Moonrise Press.

    Books and Edited Volumes:



    • Meditations on Divine Names. An anthology of contemporary English poetry by 62 poets from different spiritual traditions and religious denominations, celebrating the act of naming, the multitude of names, and the presence/revelation of the divine through earth, water, air, fire, being and loving. March 2012, Moonrise Press. ISBN 978-0-9819693-8-1. Details.
    • Chopin with Cherries: A Tribute in Verse. An anthology of contemporary English poetry by 92 poets with roots in Poland, France, England, India, Australia, Serbia, and the U.S., celebrating Chopin's 200th anniversary of birth. February 2010, Moonrise Press. ISBN 978-0-9819693-0-5. Details.
    • Miriam's Iris, or Angels in the Garden. Los Angeles: Moonrise Press, 2008. A poetry collection organized around appearances of six angels: Amor, the angel of romance; Eros, the angel of desire; Eloe, the angel of sorrow; Thanatos, the angel of death; Ellenai, the angel of consolation; and Sophia, the angel of wisdom. Read a sample here.
      Paperback without Photos: ISBN 978-0-578-00166-1
      Hardcover with Color Photos: ISBN 978-0-9819693-2-9
    • Rose Always - A Court Love Story. Los Angeles: Moonrise Press, 2008. Surprisingly sweet and gentle, this love story of a crime victim and a troubled man, an ex-offender, consists of 85 brief, lyrical poems and 24 narrative fragments. Inspired by the Songs of Songs and centuries of love poems, from Sappho to Milosz. Read a sample of 12 poems here. See a companion album of rose photos: Rose and Roses.
      Preview on Google Books: Rose Always Illustrated Preview.
      3rd Paperback Edition (152 pp.): ISBN 978-0-9819693-4-3

    • A Romantic Century in Polish Music. Collection of essays by Magdalena Dziadek, Martina Homma, Krzysztof Rottermund, Krzysztof Szatrawski, Maria Zduniak, and the editor. Essays about Lipinski in Wroclaw, Lipinski's violins, Wieniawski's virtuosity, the reception of Wagner, Paderewski's mystique, women composers, and other issues. Moonrise Press, December 2009. ISBN 978-0-9819693-3-6 Details.

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    • Polish Dance in Southern California. East European Monographs Series, Columbia University Press, 2007. A study of folk dance groups created by émigré amateurs and the influence of folk-song-and-dance ensembles from Poland on the Polish dance movement in America. Based on a 1999 research project of the Southern California Studies Center at USC.

    The Music of Louis Andriessen
    • The Music of Louis Andriessen. Studies and interviews with the composer by Trochimczyk, additional texts by Dutch contributors: Elmer SchĂśnberger, Frits van der Waa, and Reinbert de Leeuw. New York: Routledge, 2002, 317 pp. With music examples, diagrams, illustrations, list of works, discography, bibliography, index. [See: Routledge (Taylor & Francis), Amazon.com.]
    After Chopin, by Maja Trochimczyk
    • After Chopin: Studies in Polish Music. Collection of essays about Szymanowski, Lutoslawski, Ingarden; and source readings by Polish composers discussing Chopin. Editor, translator, and author of 3 entries (introduction, essays on Ingarden, and national anthems, listed below separately). Los Angeles: Polish Music Center at USC, 2000, 333 pp. Polish Music History Series, vol. 6.

    • Polish Music Journal. Online, peer-reviewed journal for research in Polish music (since 1998). Founder and Editor. URL: http://www.usc.edu/go/polish_music/PMJ. Vol. 1, no. 1 (1998, "Wilk Prizes"); vol. 1, no. 2 (1998, "Early music"); vol. 2, nos. 1-2 (1999, "The Chopin Year - I"); vol. 3, no. 1 (2000, "The Chopin Year - II); vol. 3, no. 2 (2000, "Chopin and Lutoslawski"); vol. 4, no. 1 (2001, "Paderewski and Polish Emigres in America"), vol. 4, no. 2 (2001, "The Unknown Paderewski"); vol. 5, no. 1 (2002, "Bacewicz and Wilk Prizes 2001"); vol. 5, no. 2 (2002, "Zygmunt Stojowski and His Times"); vol. 6., no. 1 (2003, "Polish-Jewish Music: Sources and Studies"); vol. 6, no. 2 (2003, "Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki").

    Swiat Xenakisa

    • Swiat Xenakisa [Xenakis's World]. Special issue of the Polish Musicological Quarterly, Muzyka 43, no. 4 (1998), 166 pp. Editor (Maria Anna Harley). Articles by Peter Hoffmann, James Harley, Maria Anna Harley, Mihu Iliescu, Benoit Gibson. Guest editor and author of 4 entries (as M.A. Harley; texts listed below separately).

    Book Chapters:

    1. "Exiles or Emigrants? Polish Composers in America", Chapter 7 in Anna Mazurkiewicz, ed., East Central Europe in Exile, Volume 1: Transatlantic Migrations, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013: 93-125.

    2. "1968 - Operation Danube, ISCM and Polish Music" in Eva Matzouriani, ed., Polish Music since 1945, Krakow: Musica Iagellonica, 2013: 81-92.
    3. "From Mrs. Szymanowska to Mr. Poldowski: Careers of Polish Women Composers," in A Romantic Century in Polish Music, Maja Trochimczyk, ed., Los Angeles: Moonrise Press, 2009, 1-46.

    4. "Searching for Poland's Soul: Paderewski and Szymanowski in the Tatras," in A Romantic Century in Polish Music, Maja Trochimczyk, ed., Los Angeles: Moonrise Press, 2009, 179-219.
    5. "Maria Szymanowska's Vocal Music." In Slawomir Dobrzanski, Maria Szymanowska: Pianist and Composer. Los Angeles: USC Thorngton School of Music and Figueroa Press, 2006.

    6. "In Search of a Lost Genre: Unoperatic Operas of Louis Andriessen," in Maciej Jablonski, ed. Teorie Opery (Poznan: Poznanskie Towarzystwo Przyjaciol Nauk, 2004).

    7. "Chopin and the 'Polish Race': On National Ideologies and the Chopin Reception," chapter in Halina Goldberg, ed., The Age of Chopin: Interdisciplinary Inquiries, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2004, 278-313.

    8. "From Art to Kitsch and Back Again? Chopin's Reception by Women Composers." In Irena Poniatowska, ed., Chopin and His Work in the Context of Culture [Proceedings of the Second International Chopin Congress, October 1999]. Krakow: Musica Iagellonica, 2003, vol. 2, 336-353.

    9. "Dans la Nuit: The Themes of Night and Death in Lutoslawski's Oeuvre," in Lutoslawski Studies, Zbigniew Skowron, ed. London: Oxford University Press, 2001, 96-124. Polish version: "Dans la nuit" - motywy smierci i nocy w tworczosci Lutoslawskiego" ["Dans la nuit:" The motives of night and death in the music of Lutoslawski," in Zbigniew Skowron, ed., Estetyka i styl tworczosci Lutoslawskiego" [Aesthetics and Style in the Music of Lutoslawski]. Krakow: Musica Iagellonica, 2000, 117-150. Polish translation by Zbigniew Skowron.

    10. "Bogurodzica Reborn: A Medieval Anthem in Contemporary Polish Music." (MAH). Chapter in Mittelalter-Sehnsucht? Dorothea Redepenning and Annette Kreutziger-Herr, eds. Kiel, Germany: Wissenschaftsverlag VAuk Kiel KG, 2000, 131-152.

    11. "Composing in Color: Marta Ptaszynska's Liquid Light" in Martina Homma, ed., Frau Musica (nova). Komponieren heute/ Composing today. German transl. by Martina Homma. Sinzig: Studio Verlag, 2000, 307-330 [MAH].

    12. "Sacred/Secular Constructs of National Identity: A Convoluted History of Polish Anthems." (MT). In After Chopin: Studies in Polish Music. Los Angeles: Polish Music Center, 2000, 246-268.

    13. "Penderecki's Ubu Rex and Surrealism in Polish Music Theatre," in Regina Chlopicka, ed., Krzysztof Penderecki's Music in the Context of 20th-Century Theatre. Krakow: Academy of Music, 2000, 227-237.

    14. "Canadian Identity, Deep Ecology and R. Murray Schafer's The Princess of the Stars." (MAH). Chapter of Soundscape Yearbook vol 1. Helmi Jarviluoma and R. Murray Schafer, eds. Tampere, Finland: University of Tampere, 1998, 119-142.

    15. "The Polish School of Sonorism and its European Context," in Crosscurrents and Counterpoints: Offerings in Honor of Bengt Hambraeus at 70, ed. Per Broman, Nora A. Engebretsen, and Bo Alphonce. Gothenburg: University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 1998: 62-77. Reprinted in Polish as "Polski sonoryzm i jego europejski kontekst" [Polish sonorism and its European context], in Dysonanse - Pismo muzyki wspolczesnej, no. 0 (Fall 1997).

    16. "Music as Text, Musical Movement and Spatio-Temporal Features of the Musical Work," in Musik als Text, vol. 2. Proceedings of the Internationaler Kongress der Gesellschaft fur Musikforschung "Musik als Text," (Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, September 1993), ed. Hermann Danuser, Berlin: Barenreiter, 1998.

    17. "Maria Szymanowska's Vocal Music (article and an edition of Six Romances)."
      Chapter of Women Composers: Music Through the Ages, vol. 4, Composers Born 1700-1799, Vocal Music. Sylvia Glickman and Martha Furman Schleifer, eds. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1998, 396-600.

    Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

    1. "On Genius and Virtue in the Professional Image of Maria Szymanowska" in Annales de Centre Scientifique de'l Academie Polonaise des Sciences a Paris, vol. 14 (2012): 256-278. Warsaw-Paris.
    2. "Chopin in Polish-American Poetry: Lost Country, Found Beauty." Polish American Studies, 67, no. 2 (Autumn 2011).
    3. "An Archangel at the Piano: Paderewski's Image and his Female Audience." Polish American Studies 67, no. 1 (Spring 2010): 5-44.

    4. "Chopin i 'polska rasa': O nacjonalizmie i recepcji Chopina," revised chapter from The Age of Chopin, Polish trans. Magdalena Dziadek, Opcje 4 (2006).

    5. "The Impact of State Ensembles Mazowsze and Slask On Polish Folk Dance Movement in California," Polish American Studies 63, no. 1 (Spring 2006): 5-39.

    6. "Ultra? Alter? Kontra? minimalizm Louisa Andriessena," in Polish trans. in Glissando 7 (2005).

    7. "Mater Dolorosa and Maternal Love in Gorecki's Music." Polish Music Journal 6, no. 2 (2003).

    8. "The Question of Identity: Polish-Jewish Composers in California." Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry vol. 19 (2007), "Polish-Jewish Relations in North America," Anthony Polonsky, ed.

    9. "W strone muzykologii narodowej: muzykolodzy wobec muzyki polskiej" [Towards a National Musicology: Scholars and Polish Music,] the Polish Musicological Quarterly, Muzyka 47, nos. 3-4, special double issue dedicated to Prof. Michal Bristiger, on his 80th anniversary (2002): 129-143.

    10. "Passion, Mourning and Black Angels: Ewa Demarczyk as the Voice of the Nation." In conference proceedings of Poland: Music, Lyric, Nation, conference held at the University of Chicago in April 2001. East European Meetings in Ethnomusicology vol. 9 (2002): 236-260.

    11. "Paderewski in Poetry: Master of Harmonies or Poland's Savior?" in "Paderewski and Polish Emigres in America;" special issue of the Polish Music Journal 4, no. 1 (Summer 2001).

    12. "From Circles to Nets: on the Signification of Spatial Sound Imagery in New Music." Computer Music Journal 25, no. 4 (2001): 37-54. Special issue on sound in space.

    13. "Chopin and Women Composers: Collaborations, Imitations, Inspirations." (MAH). The Polish Review 45, no. 1 (2000): 29-52.

    14. "Spatiality of Sound and Stream Segregation in 20th-Century Instrumental Music." (MAH). Organized Sound 3, no. 2 (1998): 147-166. Special issue on sound and space.

    15. "Gorecki and the Paradigm of the 'Maternal.'" (MAH). The Musical Quarterly 82, no. 1 (Spring 1998): 82-130.

    16. "A Mystic in the Cathedral: Music, Image and Symbol in Andriessen's Hadewijch." (MAH). The American Journal of Semiotics 13, no. 1-4, (Fall 1996 [1998]): 249-275. Special issue, "Signs in Musical Hermeneutics," ed. Siglind Bruhn.

    17. "The Music of Sound and Light: Xenakis's Polytopes." (MAH). Leonardo 31, no. 1 (1998): 55-65.

    18. "Bacewicz, Picasso and the Making of Desire." (MAH). Journal of Musicological Research 16, no. 4 (1997): 243-282.

    19. "At Home with Phenomenology: Roman Ingarden's Work of Music Revisited." (MAH). International Journal of Musicology vol. 6 (1997): 9-24. Reprinted in After Chopin: Essays in Polish Music (MT), Los Angeles: Polish Music Center, 2000, 91-110.

    20. "An American in Space: Henry Brant's 'Spatial Music'." American Music, 15, no. 1 (Spring 1997): 70-92.

    21. "Natura naturans, natura naturata and Bartok's nature music idiom." Studia Musicologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 36, no. 3 (1995): 329-350. Reprinted in Polish as "Natura naturans, natura naturata a idiom muzyki natury Bartoka," Polish Musicological Quarterly, Muzyka, 42, no. 1 (1997).

    22. "To be God with God: Catholic Composers and the Mystical Experience." Contemporary Music Review, vol. 12, part 2; "Contemporary Music and Religion," ed. Ivan Moody, (1995): 125-145.

    23. "Spatial Sound Movement in the Instrumental Music of Iannis Xenakis." Interface. Journal of New Music Research 23, no. 3 (August 1994): 291-314. Reprinted in Polish as "Technika ruchu dzwieku w muzyce instrumentalnej Xenakisa" [Spatial Sound Movement in the Instrumental Music of Xenakis]. Polish translation by Dorota Maculewicz, Muzyka 43, no. 4 (1998): 109-132.

    24. "From Point to Sphere: Spatial Organization of Sound in Contemporary Music (after 1950)." Canadian University Music Review 13 (1993): 123-144.

    25. "The Nightingale and the Mysteries of the Night: on Realism and Symbolism of the Song of the Nightingale in Music." Polish Musicological Quarterly. Muzyka 37, no. 3 (1992): 13-36.

    26. "Technique of Comedy in Verdi's Falstaff." Polish Musicological Quarterly. Muzyka no. 3 (1991): 3-25, in Polish.


    Reading "Buddha with Swans" at the Pacific Asia Museum,
    Poets on Site Event, Pasadena, August 2009.


    Published Poetry:

    1. "A Mirage (After the Elections)" forthcoming in OccuPoetry, summer 2014, with a video of the reading.
    2. Slicing the Bread, chapbook of 25 poem based on war memories from Poland. Forthcoming from the Finishing Line Press, 2014.
    3. "Not Aspartame," in the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly
    4. vol. 62 (spring 2014).

    5. "Her Grandma," a version of "Peeling the Potatoes" in the anthology Poetry and Cookies, ed. Pauline Dutton, Altadena: Altadena Public Library, 2014.
    6. "Memory Mirrors" and "The Veil, the Weave" reprinted in a blog "Women's Poems of Struggle and Hope Poetry Laurels, February 2014. "Memory Mirrors" was published in Poets on Site's anthology for Susan Dobay's "Impressions of China" (2012) and "The Veil" in The Voice of the Village, April 2012.
    7. "Lady with an Ermine," in a blog "Leonardo's Lady with an Ermine, The Royal Castle and the Monuments Men," Poetry Laurels, February 2014.
    8. "Zaduszki," and "Standing Guard" in a blog "Day of Remembrance at the United Nations and in family History," Poetry Laures, January 2014.

    9. "A Dream of Orpheus" in anthology of poetry inspired by Stephen Linsteadt's paintings, Woman in Metaphor, ed. Maria Elena B. Mahler (Natural Healing House, 2013).

    10. "How to Make a Mazurka" reprinted on the blog on Prusinowski Trio, Chopin with Cherries, November 2013.

    11. "Skydance" and "At Last" on the website Fieralingue, Italy, 2013.
    12. "A Call to Prayer" and "The Cathedral" in the "Read, Dream, Pray" blog on Poetry Laurels, January 2014
    13. "Wishing You a Mery Christmas" in the holiday blog at Poetry Laurels, December 2013.

    14. "Thanksgiving Tanka" and "The Day of Peaches" in the Thanksgiving blog Poetry Laurels, November 2013.

    15. "The Hour of Darkness," "Love Horror," "Last Wish," and "The Polish Easter" in a blog "On Halloween, All Souls and All Saints," Poetry Laurels Blog, October 2013.
    16. "The Cornerstone" reprinted in "The Phoenix Flame" vol. 1 no. 3, September 2013.
    17. "Rosa Incognita," "Amor 6," Ellenai 6," and "Desert Rose" reprinted in Poetry Laurels Blog about the "Shadows, Leaves, Roses" exhibition, September 2013.
    18. "The Spinning Wheel" ("Breathe a song of new life...") in the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, Vol. 59, Summer 2013.
    19. "Midnight Fire" haibun and three haiku in Dandelion Breeze," the Anthology of Southern California Haiku Study Group, November 2013.

    20. "Coming Home from the Funeral of my Father" in Quill and Parchment vol. 105, July 2013.
    21. "Vision, Unveiled," inspired by Susan Dobay's artwork "Bride on the Rocks" in San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, vol. 58, Spring 2013.
    22. "The Music Stand" dedicated to Henry Brant, for his centennial, and "The Flavor of Summer" posted on Poetry Laurels Blog, June 2013.

    23. "Definicja Literatury" or "Definition: Writing" in Polish translation in a feature on emigre poets edited by Anna Maria Mickiewicz, in Poezja Dzisiaj, No. 99, 2013.
    24. "A Portrait in Brackets" and "A Lesson for my Daughter" in Poetry Column "On Irony and Love Songs" in The Voice of the Village vol. 4, no. 6, June 2013.

    25. "Definition: Writing" reprinted in the Poetry Laurels Blog for the National Poetry Month, April 2013.

    26. "Flower Falls" and "Death Valley Sunset" in the Poetry Column "Finding Poetry in the Colors of Death Valley" in The Voice of the Village, vol. 4, no. 4, April 2013.
    27. "Incandescent" and "The Taste of the Sky" reprinted in the Poetry Laurels Blog, March 26, 2013.
    28. "A Visit to Gdansk Oliwa, August 1969," and "Most Wanted" in Loch Raven Review, Vol. 8, No. 4, Winter 2012.
    29. "On Eating a Donut at a Krakow Airport" and "The Poet of Lost Cats" (in memory of Karen Klingman), in the Poetry and Cookies Anthology Altadena Public Library, 2013.
    30. "On Eating a Donut at a Krakow Airport" in the blog "Did Chopin like Donuts?" in Chopin with Cherries Blog, Vol. 4 No. 1, January 2013.

    31. "Flower Falls" and "Asleep" inspired by the artwork of Debby Prohias and Galen Young, in Poetry Laurels Blog, March 6, 2013
    32. "Rose Garland" from Rose Always and "A Summer Rose Dream" in a blog on Chopin's Roses, Chopin with Cherries Blog, vol. 4 no. 2, February 2013.
    33. "A Song of a Rose" (Version of "When you smile..."), "Rosier d'Amour" and "Rose Garland" from Rose Always reprinted in Poetry Laurels Blog, February 2013.
    34. "Asters" in the Poetry Corner on great women in The Voice of the Village, vol. 4 no. 3, March 2013.
    35. "A Skipping Lesson" inspired by a digital collage of Susan Dobay, from her "Impressions of China" series, in Quill and Parchment, vol. 141, March 2013.
    36. "Perdita and the Oldtimer" and "Since You Asked" in the Poetry Corner "History of Roses" in The Voice of the Village, vol. 4 no. 2, February 2013.
    37. "A Mirage," in the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, vol. 56, Winter 2012.
    38. "Now, about that Novelist" and "A Place of Stones" in the Poetry Corner: "Year of Faith, Year of the Snake" in The Voice of the Village, vol. 4 no. 1, p. 28, January 2013.
    39. "The Unseen" in The Original Van Gogh's Ear Anthology, October 13, 2012
    40. "The Music Box" reprinted in a column on the Exhibition "Immigrants in Our Community" at Bolton Hall in the Poetry Laurels blog, November 2012.
    41. "Rules for Happy Holy Days" and "In the Mountains" reprinted in the poetry column "Poetry Corner: Make Your Own Holidays," in The Voice of the Village, vol. 3 no. 12, December 2012.
    42. "Among the Lilies (Water Lilies 1 and 2)" in the Lummox Journal, www.lummoxpress.com, October 2012.
    43. "The Cornerstone," "Song of Gratitude," and a reprint of "The Box of Peaches" in the Poetry Laurels Blog, October 2012.
    44. "The Mirage" in the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly,, No. 56, Winter 2012.
    45. "A Subliminal Song" in the poetry column "Poetry Corner: October is a Funny Month of Time and Timelessness", in The Voice of the Village, vol. 3 no. 10, October 2012.
    46. "The Rite of Passage" in the Epiphany Magazine, October 2012 (with three photographs).

    47. "The Art of the Fugue" in the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, No. 55, Fall 2012.

    48. "Memento Vitae" and "A Lesson for my Daughter" in the poetry column "Poetry Corner: Back to School Everyone" in The Voice of the Village monthly, vol. 3, no. 9, September 2012. Also posted in the Poetry Laurels blog, August, 14, 2012.

    49. "A Pear in a Tree" and "A Study with Cherries" in the poetry column "Harvesting Pears and Poems" in The Voice of the Village monthly, vol. 3 no. 8, August 2012. "A Pear in a Tree" was also posted on Poetry Laurels blog, July 2012.
    50. "Three Postcards from Paris" - three poems inspired by watercolors of Ron Liebbrecht and a 2011 visit to Paris, in Quill and Parchment, vol. 100, July 2012.

    51. "In Krakow's Main Square at 7 a.m." and "Huntington Garden Haiku" in the poetry column "On Medieval Melody and California Gardens" in The Voice of the Village monthly, vol. 3 no. 7, July 2012.

    52. "Memento Vitae" in Serbian translation by Dr. Mirjana N. Radovanov-Mataric, in Vecernje novosti (daily newspaper in Belgrade), 21 July 2012
    53. "Tulip Dust" in Serbian translation as "Prah lala," and four other poems ("Sierra," "Ganesha," "Memento Vitae" and "What I love in Poland") translated by Mirjana N. Mataric. SVESKE, God. 22, Knj. 104, June 2012. p. 29.
    54. "Jardin de Bagatelles" and "Rose Always" in a poetry column, "Poetry in a Rose Garden" in the Voice of the Village monthly, vol. 3 no. 6, June 2012.

    55. "Buddha with Swans," "Convergence," "Dead Sea Alive," "Incandescent (Via Positiva)," "Snow Alight," "Omniscient," "On Seeing Oak Leaves in Sunlight," "Playful (Via Negativa)," "The Great God Experiment," and "The Hands of Mercy" in Meditations on Divine Names, Moonrise Press, 2012. "Convergence" was reprinted in Poetry Laurels blog, July 19, 2012.
    56. "Definition: Writing" reprinted in the NoHo Art District Journal, in an article by Apryl Skiles, April 2012; also archived on the website EdgarAllanPoet.Com.
    57. "The Cornerstone" and "Afternoon Tea" in a monthly column, "On Virtues and Art in Jail," in the Voice of the Village", vol. 3 no. 5, May 2012.
    58. "The Waiting," "The Road Home," "Midnight Fire" and "The Jewel Box Sunrise" in the Poetry and Cookies 2012 Anthology edited by Pauli Dutton, Altadena Public Library, April 2012.
    59. "An Elegy for a Man Who Did Not Fly" in the Polish-American Anthology, edited by John Z. Guzlowski and John Minczeski, University of Akron Press, forthcoming in 2012.

    60. "The Veil, the Weave," and "Lichen" in a monthly column, "The Survival of Art, the Art of Survival," in the Voice of the Village", vol. 3 no. 4, April 2012.

    61. "Dead Sea Alive" and "Manna" in The Voice of the Village, vol. 3 no. 3, in a monthly column "On Manna, the Dead Sea, and the Divine," March 2012.

    62. "My Sky" and "See, How We Dance?" in The Voice of the Village, vol. 3 no. 2, in the column Poetry Corner, "Poetry - in Pursuit of Happiness," February 2012.

    63. "Easter Apocalypsis" in The Scream Online, the special issue on "Heaven and Hell" - a collection of 48 poems by 37 poets edited by John Z. Guzlowski, with photographs by Richard Beban, 2011.
    64. "A Jewel Box Sunrise" in an anthology of love poems From Benicia with Love, ed. Don Peery. Benicia, 2013.
    65. "A Jewel Box Sunrise" in San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly 52 (winter 2011).
    66. "A Jewel Box Sunrise" and "Rosa Mystica" in The Voice of the Village, vol. 3 no. 1, January 2012.
    67. "The Sea of Birds" and "Making Honey" in The Voice of the Village, vol. 2, no. 12, December 2011.
    68. "Awakening," "The Sea of Birds," "Making Honey," and "See, how we dance?" in On Awakening, poetry inspired by the art of Susan Dobay, edited by Kathabela Wilson, Poets on Site, 2011.

    69. "A Box of Peaches,"An Embroidery Lesson" and "Buddha" in "Poetry Audio Tour 2011" chapbook celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena: Poets on Site, 2011. Includes audio and text

    70. "Unknowing" and "Guideposts of Eternity" in Chapbook "Art and Alchemy" on the painting by Stephen Linsteadt, ed. Kathabela Wilson, Pasadena: Poets on Site, 2011.

    71. "My Sky" with its photograph, in the 2011 Calendar edited by Don Kingfisher Campbell for Emerging Urban Poets, Pasadena.

    72. "The Color Guard" in the Poetry Laurels Blog, July 1, 2011.
    73. "For Sale," "A Box of Peaches," in The Voice of the Village, November 2011, in a column "From Grief to Thanksgiving" in The Voice of the Village, November 2012.
    74. "A Dark Promise," "Home Sweet Home," "The Waiting," "The Road Home," "Through the Fire" and haiku for Owens Lake. Painted my Way anthology edited by Kathabela Wilson. Poets on Site, Pasadena, 2011.

    75. "Song of Orpheus" inspired by painting "Dancer Upstairs" and forthcoming in Stephen Lindsteadt's book of poetry about his art, 2011.
    76. "When, oh When" in San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, vol. 51, Summer 2011.
    77. "Harvesting Chopin" in The Voice of the Village, vol. 2, no. 9, September 2011.

    78. "The Cat and the Crescent" and "Sunlight" in The Voice of the Village, August 2011.

    79. "A Desert Tale" in San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly vol. 50, Spring 2011 (also known as "The Cat and the Crescent").

    80. "On the Beach" and "Shelled Sunset" (after Susan Dobay's "Sunset"), two poems for Father's Day, in The Voice of the Village, June 2011.

    81. "An Elegy for a Man Who Did Not Fly" (first version), in Angie's Diary, angiesdiary.com/poetry-and-lyrics/elegy-man-fly/, January 25, 2011

    82. "Rosa Mystica" a poem and a collage inspired by Dante's Beatrice, in online Chapbook for Galerie De Difformite edited by Kathi Stafford,Beatrice Emerges, with Millicent Borges Accardi, Susan Rogers, and Jennifer Smith, 2011. difformitechapbooks.wordpress.com/2012/01/06/beatrice-emerges/

    83. "Circles in Crimson" in Lily Literary Review, May 2011.

    84. "The Lake of Claret" and "What I like in Poland" in Poetry and Cookies 2011, anthology edited by Pauli Dutton, published by the Altadena Public Library.
    85. "Only in California," "Time Lapse Garden," and "Cosmos" in the Voice of the Village, 2, no. 7, p. 31, May 2011 (pdf download in a column "The Desert, Garden, and the Stars: Only in California").
    86. "The Cornerstone of the Soul," "The Wind," and "The Great God Experiment," in the Voice of the Village, 2 no. 6, p. 22, April 2011 (pdf download in a column "Spring Cleaning and a New Life").
    87. "Entropy" dedicated to Henry Fukuhara in the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly," Winter 2011.

    88. "On Seeing Madonnas at the National Museum, Warsaw," "Canyon Growing Pains" and "Bird's News" in the Voice of the Village 2 no. 5, p. 27, March 2011 (In a column "Seeing and Hearing in the Spring").
    89. "Ready to Wear" in the Voice of the Village, 2 no. 4, p. 25, February 1, 2011 (pdf download in a column "A Different Valentine").

    90. "Tiger Nights" in the Epiphany Magazine, February 2011.

    91. "Married Christmas" in the Voice of the Village, 2 no. 1, January 2011, p. 27.

    92. "Mountains of Grief" in memory of Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki in the Voice of the Village 1, no. 11, December 2010, p. 27.
    93. "From the Ashes" in the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly No. 48 (Fall 2010).
    94. "Thanksgiving for Basia" in the Voice of the Village 1, No. 11, November 2010, p. 27.
    95. "Crossing the Lethe," "A Romance, Pure and Simple," and "Penelope's Dream" in Kathabela Wilson, ed., The Art of Toti O'Brien (Pasadena: Poets on Site, October 2010). First published as a chapbook in March 2010.
    96. "Pining for a Portrait," "The Blue Rooster," "On Seeing Camellia and Iris," "Carpe Diem" and "The Mug" in Indigo: Japanese Pottery in Blue and White, Chapbook by Poets on Site, edited by Kathabela Wilson, Pasadena, December 2010.
    97. "Mountain Talk," "Against All Odds," "Wait, there's more," "A Proposal," and "Skydance" in Poets on Site chapbook for the Annual Plein Air Workshop at Manzanar and Alabama Hills, September 2010.

    98. "With Open Arms" and "The Golden Hour" in Chapbook by Poets on Site at the Arlington Gardens, Pasadena, August 2010.
    99. "A Wild One" and "Time Lapse Garden" in Chapbook by Poets on Site for the garden of Jean Sudbury and Vance Fox, Pasadena, July 2010.
    100. "Rose Window" in the Voice of the Village 1, no. 10, August 2010, p. 27 (pdf download).
    101. "Fearful Symmetry in Blue" online by Don Kingfisher Campbell in his blog, My Poem Rocks, July 3, 2010.
    102. "Thistles and Waltzes Forever" and "Wild Strawberries" in Pauline Dutton, ed., Poetry and Cookies Anthology 2010 (Altadena Public Library, May 2010).
    103. "Dragonfly Days," "Rivers," and "An Ode of the Lost" in Lost and Found - Immigrant Experience in Poetry, in the Cosmopolitan Review 2 no. 2 (Spring 2010), with an introduction and work by three other poets, Linda Nemec Foster, Oriana, and Lillian Vallee.
      • An Ode of the Lost, dedicated to Adam Mickiewicz and all Polish exiles. The first reading as Poet Laureate of Sunland-Tujunga, at Bolton Hall Museum, Tujunga, California, May 23, 2010: http://youtu.be/LWSOufEAk30

    104. "Mountain Watch" in San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly No. 46 (Summer 2010).

    105. "Mountain Watch" and "Interlude - Of Bliss" reprinted in the Voice of The Village 1, no. 8, June 1, 2010, p. 27 (pdf download).
      • Mountain Watch, at the first reading as Poet Laureate of Sunland-Tujunga, introduced by Joe DeCenzo, at Bolton Hall Museum, Tujunga, California, May 23, 2010: http://www.youtu.be/MxlahG639pY

    106. "Mama and me" in the Voice of the Village 1, no. 7, p. 4 (May 2010, pdf download), Mother's Day Issue, with a photo of the collage by Susan Dobay that inspired this poem.
    107. "Look at me..." in the Loch Raven Review 6, no. 1, Spring 2010. ISSN 1557-7627.
      • "Look at me..." online, Featured Poet for the week January 11-18, 2010, at Poetry Super Highway, edited by Rick Lupert.
      • 'Look at me...' , inspired by Ella Fitzgerald's "Misty" and a Sunday drive to a Buddhist orchard. The first reading as Poet Laureate of Sunland-Tujunga, at Bolton Hall Museum, Tujunga, California, May 23, 2010: http://youtu.be/TJzzOId3KCY

      • "Look at me..." read at Village Poets reading for the National Poetry Month, Sunland Tujunga Library. April 5, 2014. http://youtu.be/RxEYmhPpc98

    108. "A Study with Cherries" in the Cosmopolitan Review 2 no. 1 (Spring 2010), celebrating the publication of Chopin with Cherries.

    109. "In a Winter Garden" in the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly No. 45 (Spring 2010).
    110. "My Hat Collection" with photos in hats, a Picasa web album On Fashion in Verse, May 20, 2010.

    111. "An Ode of the Lost" in Tour of the World chapbook by Poets on Site, Pasadena, April 2010.
      • An Ode of the Lost, dedicated to Adam Mickiewicz and all Polish exiles. The first reading as Poet Laureate of Sunland-Tujunga, at Bolton Hall Museum, Tujunga, California, May 23, 2010: http://youtu.be/LWSOufEAk30

    112. "Condemned," "Fearful Symmetry in Blue," and "A Foreign Tale," in Indian Miniatures at Pacific Asia Museum, chapbook of Poets on Site, Pasadena, April 2010.
    113. "A Portrait in Brackets (Eidetic Reduction)" in 2010 Calendar of Emerging Urban Poets, edited by Don Kingfisher Campbell, Pasadena, December 2009.
      • A Portrait in Brackets (Eidetic Reduction) at the first reading as Poet Laureate of Sunland-Tujunga, at Bolton Hall Museum, Tujunga, California, May 23, 2010: http://youtu.be/eFhVhOAxbxM

      Reading "The Music Box" from "Rose Always" - February 2010.
      Photo by Jola Maranska-Rybczynska.

    114. "Shelled Sunset," "Mama's Music," and "Red and Purple" in Poets on Site Chapbook for the art of Susan Dobay, Pasadena, edited by Kath Abela Wilson, November 2009.
    115. "Thanksgiving for Basia" in the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, No. 44 (winter 2009) and on website "Tales from Poetic Oceans," for January 2010.

    116. "Dead Sea Alive" in Quill and Parchment, vol. 101, online journal, December 2009.

    117. "A Widow's Portrait" and "Snowfall" in the 2009 Emerging Urban Poets Anthology edited by Don Kingfisher Campbell. Pasadena: Emerging Urban Poets, November 2009.

      The Arms of Mercy, Poetry Audio Tour of the Pacific Asia Museum, August 22, 2009. http://www.youtu.be/52p-lWq2zxU
    118. Illuminata, Pacific Asia Museum Audio Tour, with Rick Wilson, flute, recorded at Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, August 22, 2009, also posted on the museum's website and published in the "Poetry Audio Tour" chapbook, Poets on Site, Pasadena, 2009: http://youtu.be/mbiIMszaLwY

      Illuminata, written for Pacific Asia Museum Audio Tour, version read at the Passing of the Laurels Ceremony, McGroarty Arts Center, Tujunga, California, April 25, 2010: http://youtu.be/Bst2kYh8ciM
    119. A Magnolia Courtryard for Pacific Asia Museum Audio Tour, with Rick Wilson, flute, recorded at Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, August 22, 2009: http://youtu.be/1kOTn11xa1I

    120. "On Fear of Contentment," "The Soil of Faith" and "On Wisdom" in Discovering Ganesha: The Remover of Obstacles, Chapbook by Poets on Site, Pasadena, July 2009.

    121. "The Camellia" in Don Kingfisher Campbell's Tails from Poetic Oceans, April 5, 2009, http://kingfisher1031.blogspot.com/

    122. "The Monument of Time" and "Memento Vitae" in the Clockwise Cat online journal, Vol. 15, October 2009.

    123. "Harvesting Chopin", "How to Make a Mazurka," and "Recurrence," Featured Poet in Quill and Parchment, no. 100, online journal, October 2009.
    124. See Maja's reading of "How to Make a Mazurka" on YouTube, at Don Kingfisher Campbell's class "Upward Bound" at Occidental College, June 30, 2010.

    125. "On Fear of Contentment," Sage Trail, October-November 2009.
    126. Eight poems, "Eloe 1, Amor 1, In Passing 6, Ellenai 1, The Jungle, Green Sea at Albian, Black Cats, and On Bliss" (from Miriam's Iris and Poets on Site chapbooks) in bilingual chapbook, Sunlight Confessions, KRAK group of artists and poets, Los Angeles, October 2009.

    127. "The Jungle," (after Milford Zornes's painting "Burma Jungle at Shadowsuet"), Ekphrasis Journal, September 2009.
    128. "The Monument of Time," Phantom Seed, No. 3, Fall 2009.
    129. "The Sycamores," San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, No. 43, Fall 2009.
    130. "The Taste of the Sky" and "Tulip Dust" in Poetry and Cookies, Chapbook of Altadena Public Library, edited by Pauline Dutton, April 2009, p. 112-113.

    131. "Blades and Bliss - 1. Rage, mirrored, 2. Love, unveiled" in San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly No. 41, Spring 2009. Read the poem here.

    132. "At Dawn (In Passing 3)" and "Interlude - Of the Mountains" from Miriam's Iris in Magnapoets, January 2009.

    133. Seven poems, "A White Letter," "Gold Leaf, Ultramarine," "Entrapment," "Mountain Waltz," "Always," "Marking Time," and "Meadow Dreams" in Poets on Site chapbook for the 12th Annual Fukuhara Workshop at Manzanar and Alabama Hills, Observations and Interpretations, September 2009.

    134. "Sophia 2" and "Sophia 4" from Miriam's Iris, in Mystic Saint Blog Spot, http://mysticsaint.blogspot.com/2008/10/sophianic-love-and-blessing.html.

    135. Eleven poems, "Magnolia Courtyard," "Horse of the Earth," "Phoenix Dance," "The Cricket Sings," "The Mask of Chung," "Tibetan Prayer Horn," "The Deer Flight," "Buddha with Swans," "Arms of Mercy," "Illuminata," and "Exit Tanka" for Permanent Collection Tour Chapbook at the Pacific Asia Museum, Poets on Site, August 2009.
    136. "Water of the Fountain" in San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly No. 40, Fall 2008.

    137. Claremont Concert" and Rivers" in PoeticDiversity online, August 2008. More information is here.
      • Claremont Concert, read at the Passing of the Laurels Ceremony, McGroarty Arts Center, Tujunga, California, April 25, 2010, published in poeticdiversity.org vol. 8 no. 2 (August 2008): http://youtu.be/ceX1_IWZW4Q

    138. "The Universe" in Southland Poets of the Fantastic Chapbook, Pasadena, March 2008.

    139. "On Seeing Forest Dance," "The Sierra," and "The Monument of Time" in Milford Zornes Chapbook no. 2, Pasadena: Poets on Site, May 2008.

    140. "Wild Boars," "The Jungle" and "The Source of the Nile" in Zornes in Asia (India, China, Burma) Chapbook, Pasadena: Poets on Site, August 2008.

    141. Eight poems in 11th Annual Henry Fukuhara Workshop Exhibition Chapbook, Pasadena: Poets on Site, September 2008: "A Passage," "View from Long Pine," "Blue," "Timelessness," "Afternoon Tea," "A Crust of Lichen," "Manzanar Internment Camp," and "Colors"

    142. Seven poems in Three Generations Chapbook (Zornes, Anderson, Liebrecht), July 2008, two for Anderson ("Venice" and "Rancho Cucamonga") and five for Zornes ("Point San Vincente," "California Coast", "Sunset Beach", "Alabama Hills," and "Green See at Albian"), Pasadena: Poets on Site, August 2008.

    143. Rose Always - A Court Love Story. Los Angeles: Moonrise Press, 2008, rev. edition, 2011. Surprisingly sweet and gentle, this love story of a crime victim and a sex offender consists of 77 brief, lyrical poems and 23 narrative fragments. Inspired by the Songs of Songs and centuries of love poems, from Sappho to Milosz.
    144. Miriam's Iris, or Angels in the Garden. Los Angeles: Moonrise Press, 2008. A poetry collection organized around appearances of six angels: Amor, the angel of romance; Eros, the angel of desire; Eloe, the angel of sorrow; Thanatos, the angel of death; Ellenai, the angel of consolation; and Sophia, the angel of wisdom.
      • Read a sample of poems here.
      • Paperback without Photos: ISBN 978-0-578-00166-1
      • Hardcover with Color Photos: ISBN 978-0-9819693-2-9
      • Passing of the Laurels Ceremony for the Sixth Poet Laureate of Sunland Tujunga, with Joe DeCenzo, McGroarty Arts Center, Tujunga, California, April 25, 2010. Includes reading of two short poems from "Miriam's Iris" ("Of the Mountains" and "Of Bliss"): http://youtu.be/xLMhXh01bl8
      • The first reading of Of the Mountains, a poem inspired by a painting by Bill Anderson, "Foothill Rancho Cucamonga, Cliff Road" and read at "Three Generations" Exhibition, APC Gallery Torrance, California, July 26, 2008: http://youtu.be/TL3oXxJC-Bg

    145. Green Sea at Albian, (Cathedral), inspired by a painting by Milford Zornes of the same title, read at "Three Generations" Exhibition, APC Gallery Torrance, California, July 26, 2008: http://www.youtu.be/sCO7aSYXfgc

    146. Into the Sunset, inspired by Milford Zornes's painting, "Sunset Beach" and read at the "Three Generations" Exhibition, APC Gallery, Torrance, California, July 26, 2008: http://youtu.be/jDuuBhg0fuw

    147. Point San Vincente, inspired by Milford Zornes's painting of the same title. "Three Generations" Exhibition, APC Gallery, Torrance, California, July 26, 2008: http://www.youtu.be/jLai-H7wf5A

    148. Stravinsky's Venice, inspired by Bill Anderson"s painting Venice, Italy. "Three Generations" Exhibition, APC Gallery, Torrance, California, July 26, 2008: http://youtu.be/hh6SWgsX09c

    149. "Watercolors," in Milford Zornes Chapbook no. 1, Pasadena: Poets on Site, March 2008.

    150. "My love is like the weather" in San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, No. 37, Winter 2007, the weather issue.


    Reading "Mountain Waltz" at APC Fine Arts Gallery,
    Poets on Site Event, Torrance, September 2009.



    Other Articles:

    1. "On Virtues of Musicians and Romances of Aristocrats, or Szymanowska in Paris," in MEA Kultura, April 28, 2014.

    2. "O cnocie muzykow i romansach arystokracji, czyli Szymanowska w Paryzu" in Ruch Muzyczny, May 2014.
    3. "Created by Stalin, Embraced by Emigrants? Mazowsze, Slask and the Polish Folk Dance Movement in America" in Cosmopolitan Review, vol. 4, no. 1-2, Winter-Spring 2013, March 2013.
    4. "On Letter-writing and the Intimate Chopin," in MEA Kultura, August 2012.

    5. "On Szymanowska and Chopin in Paris," inMEA Kultura, July 2012.

    6. "Gorecki, Chopin and the Mountains," in MEA Kultura, April, 2012
    7. "Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki - In Memoriam" in The Polish Review, vol. 59, no. 3, Fall 2012.
    8. "Compassion, Construction and Color: The Music of Marta Ptaszynska," in the IAWM Journal, Fall 2011. Reprinted in MEA Kultura online, June 2013.

    9. "Monthly Poetry Column" in the Voice of the Village community paper of the Foothills, October 2010 to June 2013.

    10. "Tansman's Symphonic Music, vol. 4" - Liner notes for Chandos House Records CD of Alexandre Tansman's symphonic music (Sinfoniettas, Sinfornia Piccola), 2009.

    11. "Tansman's Symphonic Music, vol. 3" - Liner notes for Chandos House Records CD of Alexandre Tansman Symphonic Music, vol. 3, 2008.

    12. "Tansman's Piano Music" - Liner notes for Chandos House Records CD of Alexandre Tansman Piano Music, 2009.
    13. "Tragic Irony of Chance: Andriessen's 'Writing to Vermeer'." Liner notes for Nonesuch CD of Writing to Vermeer, 2006.

    14. "Manru Paderewskiego" [Paderewski's Manru]. Przeglad Polski [Nowy Dziennik], 26 June 2005, pp. 1-2.

    15. "Poland and Holland: Inter/nationalism in New Music." CD-ROM, Conference Proceedings (Holland-USA, MIT Press), 1998.

    16. "Feminism and what it Means to Me," Polish News Online, 2001; http://www.polishnews.com/fulltext/fem/2001/feminism10.shtml

    17. "Dein Schmerz war Dein Gluck," [Your pain was your happiness], an eulogy for Iannis Xenakis, in German trans. by Gisele Gronemeyer, Musiktexte, no. 89 (Spring 2001): 54-58; special issue dedicated to Xenakis.

    18. "Percussion, Poetry and Color: The Music of Marta Ptaszynska." (MAH). Musicworks, no. 74 (Summer 1999).

    19. "Triumphs of Modernity: Xenakis's Kraanerg at the National Arts Centre" Musicworks , no. 68 (Winter 1997): 24-31, (paper co-authored with James Harley).

    20. "Ritual und Klangschaft. Zur Musik von R. Murray Schafer." [Ritual and soundscape in the music of R. Murray Schafer] in German translation by Martina Homma, MusikTexte, 67/68 (January 1997): 23-34.

    21. "Notes on Polish Women Composers." Bulletin of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in Canada and the Polish Library vol. 13 (1996): 36-40. Also published in the IAWM Journal 2, no. 2 (June 1996): 13-15. Reprinted on PMC Web Site.

    22. "Notes on Music Ecology as a New Research Paradigm." Journal of Acoustic Ecology, at the Web Site of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, 1995 . http://interact.uoregon.edu/MediaLit/FC/WFAEResearch/notesonmusic

    23. "Polski rok bez Beli Bartoka." [Polish year without Bela Bartok]. Ruch Muzyczny 40, no. 1 (January 1996).

    24. "Dzwiek i zycie: Narodziny ekologii dzwiekowej." [Sound and life: The birth of acoustic ecology]. Ruch Muzyczny 39, no. 6 (19 March 1995): 6-7. In Polish.

    25. "Birds in Concert: North-American Birdsong in Bartok's Piano Concerto No. 3." Tempo. A Quarterly Review of Modern Music, no. 189 (June 1994): 8-16.


    Reviews of Books and Journals:

    1. Review of David G. Tompkins, Composing the party line: Music and politics in early cold war Poland and East Germany, (Purdue University Press, 2013). Forthcoming in The Polish Review.
    2. Review of Charles S. Kraszewski, Irresolute Heresiach: Catholicism, Gnosticism and Paganism in the Poetry of Czeslaw Milosz (Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011), in The Sarmatian Review, voll 33 no. 2, April 2013.
    3. Review of four books on Polish music in the Slavic and East European Journal, vol. 57 no. 1, Spring 2013. Books: a) Making Music in the Polish Tatras: Tourists, Ethnographers, and Mountain Musicians by Timothy J. Cooley (Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2005), b) The Polish Singers Alliance of America, 1888-1998: Choral Patriotism by Stanislaus A. Blejwas (Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2005); c) Polish Music since Szymanowski by Adrian Thomas (Cambridge and London: Cambridge University Press, 2005); and d) European Fin-de-siècle and Polish Modernism: the Music of Mieczyslaw Karlowicz, edited by Luca Sala (Bologna: Ut Orpheus Edizioni, 2010).

    4. Review of Making Music in the Polish Tatras: Tourists, Ethnographers, and Mountain Musicians by Timothy J. Cooley (Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2005) in the Ecomusicology Newsletter, vol. 2 no. 1, March 2013.
    5. Review of Luca Sala, ed., European Fin-de-siecle and Polish Modernism: the Music of Mieczyslaw Karlowicz, Bologna: Ut Orpheus Edizioni, 2010, in Fontes Artis Musicae, 2013.
    6. Review of Beth Holmgren, Starring Madame Modjeska (Indiana University Press, 2012), in Polish American Studies, 2013.
    7. Review of Leon Markiewicz, ed., Grzegorz Fitelberg - Korespondencja (Katowice: Fundacja Konkursow Dyrygentow im. G. Fitelberga, 2003), in The Polish Review 50, no. 2 (2005): 232-237.

    8. Review of Magdalena Dziadek, Polska Krytyka Muzyczna 1880-1910 (Cieszyn: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Slaskiego, 2002), in The Polish Review 50, no. 2 (2005): 208-212.
    9. Review of Jadwiga Paja-Stach, ed., Andrzej Panufnik and His Music (Krakow: Musica Iagellonica, 2003), Notes (Music Library Association Quarterly) 61, no. 2 (December 2004): 441-443.
    10. Review of Karol Berger, A Theory of Art [Oxford University Press, 2001], in Polish, Muzyka 48, no.1 (2003): 128-135.

    11. "Towards an Entelechy of Analysis: Entaxy, Entropy, and Music" [Book Review], Music Analysis 17, no. 3 (1998).

    12. "Xenakis by Nouritza Matossian" [Book Review], Muzyka 43, no. 4 (1998).

    13. "An outsider's view." Review of Musicology Australia vol. 18 (1995), in Musicology Australia vol. 19 (1996).

    14. Review of Music Analysis 1982, nos. 1-3; 1983, nos. 1-3. Muzyka 31, no. 4 (1986), in Polish.

    15. "Recent books about Bartok." Tempo no. 197 (September 1996).


    Editorials, Bibliographies, Dictionary Entries:

    1. PAHA Newsletter of the Polish American Historical Association. Editor since the Spring of 2010, publishing two issues per year.

    2. Entries on Jozef Hoffman, Artur Rubinstein, Roman Totenberg, Roman Ryterband, Henry Stojowski, Henry Vars, Liberace, krakowiak, and oberek for James Pula, ed., The Polish American Encyclopedia, McFarland and Polish American Historical Association, 2011.
    3. Entry on Krzysztof Penderecki, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C., 2007.

    4. Entries on Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki and Ignacy Jan Paderewski for Biographical Dictionary of Literary Influences: The Twentieth Century, ed. John Powell (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press), 2004.

    5. Entry on Birdsong (MAH) in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians II. London: McMillan, 2000.

    6. Entries on Marta Ptaszynska, Urszula Dudziak, and Marcelina Sembrich-Kochanska in Women and Music in America Since 1900: An Encyclopedia. Kristine H. Burns, Editor-in- Chief, The Oryx Press, 2002.

    7. "Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki - Bibliography," written with James Harley. Polish Music Journal 6, no. 2 (2003).

    8. "Stojowski - Selected Writings (1907-1943)" [editor]. Polish Music Journal 5, no. 2 (Winter 2002), "Zygmunt Stojowski and His Times."

    9. "Selected Reviews of Stojowski's Music (1907-1943)" [editor]. Polish Music Journal 5, no. 2 (Winter 2002), "Zygmunt Stojowski and His Times."

    10. "Program Notes for Stojowski's Works (1913-1916)" [editor]. Polish Music Journal 5, no. 2 (Winter 2002), "Zygmunt Stojowski and His Times."

    11. "American Reception of Polish Music (1902-1944)" [editor]. Polish Music Journal 5, no. 2 (Winter 2002), "Zygmunt Stojowski and His Times."

    12. "Witold Lutoslawski - Bibliography" [with James Harley and Martina Homma]. Polish Music Journal 5, no. 1 (Summer 2002).

    13. "Andrzej Panufnik - Bibliography." Polish Music Journal 5, no. 1 (Summer 2002).

    14. "Grazyna Bacewicz - Bibliography" [with James Harley]. Polish Music Journal 5, no. 1 (Summer 2002).

    15. "Selected Bibliography of Paderewski" [with Malgorzata Perkowska]. Polish Music Journal 4, no. 2 (winter 2001).

    16. "List of Writings and Lectures by I. J. Paderewski" [with Malgorzata Perkowska]. Polish Music Journal 4, no. 2 (winter 2001).

    17. "Selected Writings and Speeches by Paderewski" [editor]. Polish Music Journal 4, no. 2 (winter 2001).

    18. "Selected Articles about Paderewski" [editor]. Polish Music Journal 4, no. 2 (winter 2001).

    19. "Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki at 70," editorial article for the Polish Music Journal 6, no. 2 (2003), special issue on Gorecki.

    20. "Separation and Belonging: Polish Jews, Jewish Poles and their Music," editorial article for Polish Music Journal 6, no. 1 (2003), special issue "Polish Jewish Music: Sources and Studies."

    21. "Stojowski, Paderewski, and Polish Music in America," editorial article for the Polish Music Journal 5, no. 2 (Winter 2002).

    22. "Bacewicz, Wilk Prizes, and Polish Music Secrets," editorial article for the Polish Music Journal 5, no. 1 (Summer 2002).

    23. "Paderewski and Polish Emigre Composers," editorial article for the Polish Music Journal 4, no. 1 (Summer 2000).

    24. "Chopin and Lutoslawski," editorial article for the Polish Music Journal 3, no. 2 (Winter 2000).

    25. "Chopin Studies in Poland," preface to the Polish Music Journal 3, no. 1 (Summer 2000).

    26. "Celebrating the Chopin Year," editorial article for the Polish Music Journal 2, nos. 1-2 (Summer/Winter 1999).

    27. "Old and New in Polish Music," editorial article for the Polish Music Journal 1, no. 2 (Winter 1998).

    28. "Wilk Prizes and the New Journal," editorial article for the Polish Music Journal 1, no. 1 (Summer 1998).

    29. "Music for the Nation or the Nation for Music?" Introduction to After Chopin: Studies in Polish Music. (MT). Los Angeles: Polish Music Center at USC, 2000, 1-14.

    30. "Podstawowa bibliografia Xenakisowska" [co-authored with James Harley], Muzyka 43 no. 4, 1998.

    31. "Dlaczego Xenakis?" ["Why Xenakis?" Editorial Article], Muzyka 43, no. 4 (1998): 3-15.



    Guest lecture at Napa Elementary, Northridge, 2009.


    Interviews:

    1. "The Music of Writing to Vermeer. Louis Andriessen in Conversation with Maja Trochimczyk. Nonesuch CD of Writing to Vermeer, 2006.

    2. "O Chopinie i nie tylko: Z Wojciechem Kocyanem rozmawia Maja Trochimczyk" Przeglad Polski [Nowy Dziennik], March 11, 2005.
    3. "About Life and Music: A Semi-serious Conversation. (with Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki)." (MAH). The Musical Quarterly 82, no. 1 (Spring 1998): 68-81.

    4. "Musique, espace, et spatialisation: Entretien de Iannis Xenakis avec Maria Harley" Circuit. Revue Nord-Americaine de Musique du XXe Siecle 5, no. 2, Espace Xenakis (1994): 9-20. Transl. Marc Hyland.

    5. "Paul Sacher Visits McGill. An Interview with Dr. Sacher." Music McGill, no. 26 (1995): 4-5.

    6. Unpublished interviews with Pierre Boulez, R. Murray Schafer, Henry Brant, Krystyna Moszumanska-Nazar, Bernadetta Matuszczak, Henryk Gorecki, Wlodzimierz Kotonski, Zygmunt Krauze, and other contemporary composers, 1992- present.

    Music Criticism:

    1. "Muzyczne swiaty Zydow polskich 1920-1960: Miedzynarodowa konferencja w Arizonie", in MEA Kultura, December 15, 2013.
    2. "Long Live the Mazurka! Dancing with the Prusinowski Trio," in MEA Kultura, December 2013.

    3. "On the Hypnotic Modernism of Maciej Grzybowski" in the Polish Music Newsletter, vol. 18, no. 6, June 2012.
    4. "About Maria Szymanowska in Paris," conference report, News of Polonia, November 2011.
    5. "Muzyka filmowa Jana Kaczmarka w Los Angeles," [Jan Kaczmarek's Film Music in Los Angeles], review of January 20, 2006 concert in Przeglad Polski (Nowy Dziennik), 27 January 2006.

    6. "Dwa Muzyczne Kregi," [Two Musical Circles], review of concerts featuring the music of Marta Ptaszynska (October 14, 2005, Paderewski Lecture), and Henryk Vars (November 11, 2005), in Przeglad Polski (Nowy Dziennik), 5 December 2005.

    7. "Kocyan i Omski kroluja nad Pacyfikiem," review of January 14, 2005 concert in Przeglad Polski (Nowy Dziennik), 30 January 2005.

    8. "Kocyan and Omsky's Musical Triumph in Los Angeles" - expanded English version of the review, in Polish News, online, 3 February 2005.

    9. "Stanislaw Drzewiecki i mlodzi laureaci w Disney Hall," Przeglad Polski (Nowy Dziennik), 13 August 2004, p. 4.
    10. "O Lutoslawskim i Chopinie w Australii i Kalifornii" (Report from IMS Symposium, Melbourne, Australia, July 2004), Ruch Muzyczny August 2004.

    11. "Modernistyczno-pierwotny Don Giovanni w Los Angeles." Przeglad Polski [cultural supplement to Nowy Dziennik], 12 June 2003. Online version: http://www.dziennik.com/www/dziennik/kult/dzisiaj.html [June 13, 2003].

    12. "20 lat Zielonej Parasolki." Ruch Muzyczny 47, no. 5 (March 2002).

    13. "Strauss's Opera in New York." Polonia Kalifornijska. February 2002.

    14. "Andriessen in Tanglewood." Ruch Muzyczny 45, no. 17 (2 September 2001): 21-23.

    15. "Big Crowds for New Music: Polish Music at the Warsaw Autumn Festival," Musicworks, no. 80 (Summer 2001): 53-54.

    16. "Filmic Opera Out of Focus." Review of the premiere of Writing to Vermeer. Musicworks, no. 77 (Summer 2000): 47-48.

    17. "Andriessen+Greenaway=Vermeer?" Review of the premiere of Writing to Vermeer. Ruch Muzyczny 44 no. 15 (July 2000): 33-35.

    18. "Amsterdam: Andriessen's Writing to Vermeer" - Review of the premiere. Tempo, no. 212 (March/April 2000).

    19. "Music News." Monthly column in News of Polonia with reports of current events, mini-essays and interviews, 1997-2001; "Interview with Janina Fialkowska" in vol. 4, no. 11 (April 1999), "The Holocaust and Polish Music" in vol. 4, no. 12 (May 1999).

    20. "Swieto muzyki polskiej w Evanston" [A celebration of Polish music in Evanston]. Ruch Muzyczny 43, no. 6 (March 1999): 14-15.

    21. "Po polsku i po babsku" [In Polish and in "womanish"]. Ruch Muzyczny 41, no. 16 (September 1997).

    22. "Pol roku z muzyka w Los Angeles." [Half a year with music in L.A.]. Ruch Muzyczny 41, no. 11 (June 1997): 19-21.

    23. "Muzyka polska w Montrealu." [Polish Music in Montreal]. Ruch Muzyczny 39, no. 18 (3 September 1995): 26-27. In Polish.


    Internet Sites:

    1. Blog - chopinwithcherries.blogspot.com dedicated to music and poetry with a focus on Chopin.

    2. Blog - poetrylaurels.blogspot.com blog of the Sixth Poet Laureate of Sunland Tujunga, dedicated to poetry in the community, September 2010
    3. Village Poets Website and Blog of Village Poets of Sunland Tujunga, with its monthly poetry readings.

    4. Moonrise Press Website and Blog of a small publisher of poetry, art, and music books, founded in 2008, Los Angeles.

    5. Trochimczyk.net Personal website with editions of Glorias and Assorted Praises, Poems for my Friend, Rose Always, and photo albums. See the Poetry Site.

    6. PMC Newsletter. Co-editor, with Wanda Wilk. Monthly; at News. Including Director's Reports, "Composer of the Month" Column and Mini-Essays. January 1997 - May 2002.

    7. Polish Dance site at the Polish Music Center; partly sponsored by the Southern California Studies Center, 2000. See Dance.

    8. Web sites for composers Grazyna Bacewicz, Maria Szymanowska, Hanna Kulenty, Michal Kleofas Oginski, Henryk Gorecki, Aleksander Tansman, Zygmunt Stojowski, Wladyslaw Zelenski. Polish Music Center, 1997-2002. See Composers.

    9. Polish National Anthems site at the Polish Music Center. See Anthems.

    10. "The Briefest History of Polish Music." Introductory essay in the Program Book of the Polish Music Festival/Festival de Musique Polonaise, Montreal, June 1995; reprinted on PMC Web Site, see Essays.

    Photography:

    1. "Shadows - Leaves - Roses," Solo Photography Exhbition, Scenic Drive Gallery, Monrovia, September 1-22,2013. Photos from the opening reception and poetry reading on Picasa Web Album. A report with selected poems and images on Poetry Laurels, September 3, 2013.
    2. Three Photographs - A Rose, Mountain Clouds, and A Man on the Pier - in the Epiphany Magazine, No. 16, October 2012.
    3. Artist in Residence, nine nature photographs from California summer ("Maple Mini Me, Peeling Years Off, Rose Shadow, Sago Sun, Shades of Palmistry, Dawn Sky, Blacck Orchid, Grass Blades in Gold, Heart Shadow," at poeticdiversity.com, August 2009.
    4. "white shade wet" - photograph of a rose at dawn,The Houston Literary Review, June 2009, visual arts issue.
    5. Roses from the garden and the Rose Parade, 50 photos for the poetry book, Rose Always, Moonrise Press, 2008. See www.trochimczyk.net and Moonrise Press. Preview on Google Books: Rose Always Illustrated Preview. See a sample here.

    6. Photographs of mountains, flowers, rocks, and gardens for the poetry book, Miriam's Iris, Moonrise Press, 2008. See www.trochimczyk.net and Moonrise Press.

    7. Nature photography for online chapbooks, Poems and Stories, Glorias and Assorted Praises, and Poems for my Friend.
    8. Multimedia photography to accompany James Harley's electroacoustic composition, Night Flowering. . . not even sand II. Vox Machina CD issued by G.E.M.S., Group of the Electronic Music Studio, McGill University. ISBN 7717-0537-9. (Images of the desert in United Arab Emirates).

    9. News photography of musical and charity events, published in Ruch Muzyczny, Polonia Kalifornijska, PMC Newsletter, Polish Music Center's Web Site, The Sage - Quarterly Newsletter of Catholic Charities, and other publications, 1997-present.



    EVENTS AND LECTURES

    Shadows - Leaves - Roses, a Solo Photography Exhibit at the Scenic Drive Gallery, Monrovia,
    September 1 to 23, 2013. Opening Reception: September 1 at 4 p.m.

    Poetry Readings
    • See the list of readings and other events on the Events page.

    • Monthly Poetry Readings at Bolton Hall Museum, Tujunga, introducing featured poets, last Sunday of each monthvillagepoets.blogspot.com

    • September 1, 2013 - Reading at the Opening of the Exhibition "Shadows - Leaves - Roses" at the Scenic Drive Gallery, Monrovia

    • July 4, 2013 - Sunland-Tujunga Fourth of July Parade, Poets Convertible with Dorothy Skiles, Marlene Hitt and Joe DeCenzo
    • April 29, 2013 - Co-Inspirators: Poets, Artists, Musicians - group reading at the Pasadena Public Library, Wright Auditorium, with Rey R. Luminarias, Susan Dobay, Kathabela Wilson, and others
    • April 20, 2013 - Village Poets at La Crescenta Public Library, group reading with Joe DeCenzo, Marlene Hitt, and Dorothy Skiles
    • April 17, 2013 - Westside Women Writers at Topanga Public Library, group reading with Millicent Borges Accardi, Kathi Stafford, Susan Rogers, Sonya Sabanac and Lois P. Jones
    • March 2, 2013 - "Colonnade Gallery Exhibition Opening" Group Reading of Poets on Site at the Opening of the "Inspired by Nature" exhibition at the Colonnade Gallery, Pasadena.
    • LI>February 21, 2013 - "Poets Cafe Listening Party" Reading of Poets featured on Poets' Cafe KPFK, the Wilson's Salon

    • February 9, 2013 - "Impressions of China," Group Reading of Poets on Site at the opening of Susan Dobay's Exhibition at Altadena Public Library.

    • Monthly events of Helena Modjeska Arts and Culture Club, 2010-2012, organizer and manager of 36 events; for details visit the Modjeska Club Website

    • December 15, 2012 - "The Place of Stones" inspired by Richard Stewart's sculptures in Il Bandito Park, forthcoming in a book of poetry and photographs The Rocks of Rancho Tujunga, recorded for a documentary film on Stewart.

    • December 14, 2012 - "Poets on Site" group reading at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, Venice, CA.
    • July 22, 2012 - "Meditations on Divine Names" group reading from the new anthology by Moonrise Press at Bolton Hall Museum, Tujunga, CA.
    • June 30, 2012 - Featured Poet at the Catalina Branch of Pasadena Public Library, Pasadena, CA.

    • May 30, 2012 - "Aliens in California" - Poetry inspired by the art of immigrants, featured solo reading illustrated by artwork and photographs by Susan Dobay, Henry Fukuhara, and others, solo reading at the American Corner, Gdansk, Poland.
    • April 15, 2012 - "Passing of the Laurels" Ceremony to end the two-year term as Poet Laureate of Sunland-Tujunga, McGroarty Arts Center, Tujunga, CA. Other poets: Dorothy Skiles (new Poet Laureate), Kathabela Wilson, Just Kibbe, Joe DeCenzo and Marlene Hitt.
    • February 18, 2012 - "On Awakening" - Group reading from an anthology of poetry inspired by a series of Susan Dobay's paintings, Poets on Site event at the Scenic Drive Gallery, Monrovia, reading four poems.

    • December 30, 2011 - "Paris, Szymanowska and Water Lilies" at Kathabela and Rick Wilson's Salon, Pasadena; the first reading of poetry inspired by Ron Libbrecht's Paris and Monet's Water Lilies
    • October 1, 2011 - Maria Szymanowska Salon, Paris, Polish Academy of Sciences, part of International Conference, The Woman of Europe: Maria Szymanowska, reading "The Shooting Star," "An Ode of the Lost," and "How to Make a Mazurka""
    • September 24, 2011 - "One Hundred Thousand Poets for Change" reading by Westside Women Writers in Tarzana, California, a part of an international project of poetry for peace.

    • September 2011 - Three poems in the 40th Anniversary Audio Tour of the Pacific Asia Museum, to listen call the Museum's number and enter the number of the stop: "A Box of Peaches" written on the Gau Prayer Box, poem accompanied by Rick Wilson on Nepalese flute! 626-628-9690, 455#; "An Embroidery Lesson" written on the Chinese courtier's robe with dragons, accompanied by Rick Wilson on Chinese flute, and followed by a reading by Mari Werner, call 626-628-9690, 464#; and "Smiling Buddha" - call 626-628-9690, 445#.
    • September 2009 - "Illuminata" ("I want that crown") accompanied by Rick Wilson, posted on the website of the Pacific Asia Museum's award-winning Audio Tour of the Permanent Collection, Himalayan Art (Yab Yum and Crown).

    • August 19, 2011 - Featured Poet at the Rapp Saloon, Santa Monica, with host Elena Secota
    • August 13, 2011 - Poetry Corner at an Annual Watermelon Festival, Sunland Park, poetry for children, organized with Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga
    • August 8, 2011 - Featured Poet at Moonday West Poetry Readings, with Lucia Galloway, Pacific Palisades
    • August 6, 2011 - Poets' Picnic in Benicia, California - Poets Laureate Reunion

    • July 11, 2011 - Guest Poet in Upward Bound Poetry Class by Don Kingfisher Campbell, Occidental College
    • May 28, 2011 - "The Spiritual Quartet" in Ventura, group reading with Lois P. Jones, Susan Rogers, and Taoli-Ambika Talwar.
    • May 31, 2011 - The Spiritual Quartet group reading in Ventura, CA, with Lois P. Jones, Susan Rogers and Taoli-Ambika Talwar.

    • March 31, 2011 - "Ascension" dedicated to Barbara Koziel Gawronski, part of A World Tour of Women at Caltech Diversity Center, Pasadena, reading of poets from the Caltech Poetry Journal vol. 2
      • Ascension (A Memorial Poem) dedicated to Barbara Koziel-Gawronski (1946-2009), read at the Passing of the Laurels Ceremony, McGroarty Arts Center, Tujunga, California, April 25, 2010: http://youtu.be/9gB9Yj9acaM

    • March 30, 2011 - Maja Trochimczyk on the Poet's Cafe, interview with host Lois P. Jones, broadcast on KPFK, 90.7 FM.

    • March 27, 2011 - The Spiritual Quartet with Lois P. Jones and Susan Rogers, accompanied by William Lenaburg "Dr. Blues" at Village Poets Monthly Reading, Bolton Hall Museum,
    • February 9, 2011 - "Imagine Poetry" reading of poetry inspired by art, with guitar accompaniment by Dr. Blues, Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council Meeting, Tuju
    • January 8, 2011 - "Growing up Polish, Becoming American" selected poems at a special session at the Polish American Hstorical Association Annual Meeting, Boston, Mass.
    • December 11, 2010 - "Christmas Poem," at Little Landers Society's Annual Christmas Party, Bolton Hall Museum, Tujunga.
    • December 4, 2010 - "Indigo: Poetry and Japanese Pottery in Blue and White" gropu reading at a Pacific Asia Museum Exhibition, presentation of a chapbook edited by Kathabela Wilson

    • November 13, 2010 - "Chopin with Cherries IV" group reading at the Chopin and Paderewski Conference, Loyola University, Chicago, Ill.
    • October 17, 2010 - "Healing from the Ashes" Poetry Reading at the Special Exhibition, a benefit for the victims of Station Fire, with artwork based on artifacts found in the fire, Village Poets, 3:00 p.m.
    • September 26, 2010 - "Haiku Anthology" reading, Bolton Hall, Tujunga, Village Poets Monthly Series, 4:30 p.m.

    • September 12, 2010 - "Chopin with Cherries III" group reading at Beyond Baroque, with 11 other poets, 3 p.m.
    • August 15, 2010 - Summer Poetry at the Lions' Club Watermelon Festival, Sunland Park, 2 p.m.

    • June 5, 2010 - "Poetry Booth: Maja and Friends" at Puppetry Festival, McGroarty Art Center, Tujunga.
    • May 23, 2010 - "Village Poets Open Reading" at Bolton Hall, Tujunga, 4:30 p.m., presentation as Poet Laureate of Sunland-Tujunga

    • May 8, 2010 - "Chopin with Cherries II" Music and Poetry at a book publication party, group reading with Chopin's music played by pianist Wojciech Kocyan, Ruskin Art Club, Los Angeles, CA. See photos in Picasa web album: Chopin II Photo Album.

    • May 8, 2010 - "Awards Ceremony for Local Volunteers," Los Angeles Councilman Paul Krekorian, Field Office, Sunland-Tujunga. Reading of an occasional poem written especially for this event, "Mountain Watch."
    • May 1, 2010 - "Spiritual Quartet" - Group reading with Lois P. Jones, Susan Rogers, and Taoli-Ambika Talwar, The Church in Ocean Park, Santa Monica. See photos in Picasa web album: Spiritual Quartet.
    • April 25, 2010 - "Passing of the Laurels" Ceremony, as newly elected Poet Laureate of Sunland-Tujunga for 2010-2012, McGroarty Art Center, Tujunga. See the Picasa Photo Album. Read Maja's occasional poem, "What I Love in Sunland" (Word download). See the first reading of What I love in Sunland at Bolton Hall Museum, Tujunga, California, May 23, 2010: http://youtu.be/I1DFKCDZ83s
    • April 23, 2010 - "Tour of the World" Reading for Earth Day celebration, Ten Thousand Villages, Pasadena, event of Poets on Site. Reading of: "An Ode of the Lost" and "What I like in Poland."
    • April 18, 2010 - "Indian Miniatures" Exhibition at Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, Poets on Site Project. Reading of three poems: "Fearful Symmetry in Blue," Condemned" and "A Foreign Tale."

    • April 11, 2010 - "Chopin with Cherries I" Music and Poetry at a book publication party, group reading with pianist Neal Galanter, at South Pasadena Public Library, CA. See the Chopin I Photo Album (Picasa web album site).

    • February 16, 2010 - Chopin in Music and Poetry at Azusa Pacific University, featured poet, reading from Chopin with Cherries, with poets Susan Rogers, Mira Mataric, Taoli-Ambika Talwar, and Erika Wilk
    • February 13, 2010 - Poets on Site group reading at two exhibitions at Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena
    • February 4, 2010 - Featured Poet at Beyond Baroque, Venice, California.
    • January 9, 2010 - "Immigrant Experience in Poetry" special session at the Annual Meeting of the Polish-American Historical Association, San Diego; with Oriana Ivy, Lillian Vallee, and Linda Nemec Foster.

    • September 26, 2009 - APT Gallery, Torrance, Poems for the 12th Annual Henry Fukuhara Annual Watercolor Workshop at Manzanar Internment Camp" Poets on Site chapbook event.

    • August 22, 2009 - Permanent Collection Tour, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, Poets on Site Chapbook Publication Event.

    • August 2, 2009 - Kath Abela's Poetry Salon, Pasadena - Chopin in Poetry Book Project Presentation
    • July 22, 2009 - Upward Bound, Occidental College, guest poet for a high school class of Don Kingfisher Campbell
    • July 12, 2009 - Ganesha: The Remover of Obstacles, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, 2 p.m. Poets on Site Chapbook Publication Event, with South Indian dance and music.
    • June 6, 2009 - Featured Poet at Emerging Urban Poets, Pasadena Public Library, Santa Catalina Branch, 999 E. Washington Blvd., 2 p.m.
    • May 30, 2009 - Group Reading for "Bodies Mapping Time: New Portraits of Women" by J. Michael Walker, at Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N. Avenue 50, Highland Park, CA 90042, 7:00 p.m., including a new poem "For Lois"
    • May 23, 2009 - Memorial Day Weekend Small Press Festival, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., The Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St. Santa Monica, CA 90405. Reading and Moonrise Press presentation

    • April 4, 2009 - Altadena Public Library, Poetry and Cookies Publication Party

    • April 2, 2009 - Napa Elementary School, Northridge, 5th Grade - Poets in the Classroom, site visit and teaching session, reading 4 poems (The Crown, In Passing 6, haiku, The Arrow)

    • March 7, 2009 - Pasadena Public Library, Catalina Branch, San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly no. 41, Publication Party,

    • October 26, 2008 - Pasadena Central Library, guest host, reading "Colors of the Fall" collection and guests.

    • September 5, 2008 - APC Fine Arts Gallery Torrance, reading for Henry Fukuhara Workshop chapbook

    • September 12, 2008 - Featured Poet, Allendale Branch, Pasadena Library, reading from Rose Always.

    • August 5, 2008 - Featured Poet, National Night Out, Allendale Branch, Pasadena Public Library, semi-staged reading from Rose Always, with Engleman

    • August 16, 2008 - Torrance Fine Arts and Graphics Gallery, Exhibition from the 11th Annual Henry Fukuhara Workshop: Expressions and Interpretations of Alabama Hills, Manzanar, and Keeler

    • August 23, 2008 - Chaffey Museum, Rancho Cucamonga, California, Milton Zornes in Asia Exhibition - India, China, Burma (the War Years)

    • July 26, 2008 - Fine Arts and Graphics Gallery, Torrance, Three Generations Exhibition, Poets on SiteChapbook reading

    • May 5, 2008 - Pacific Asia Museum, Rengetsu Exhibition, Poets on Site Chapbook reading

    • April 2008 - San Marino Gallery, Milton Zornes Exhibition, Poets on Site Chapbook reading

    • March 2008 - Pasadena Museum of California Art, Milton Zornes Exhibition, Poets on SiteChapbook reading

    • January 28, 2008 - Featured Poet, Monday Night Poetry, Santa Catalina Branch, Pasadena Public Library, Pasadena


    With composer Hanna Kulenty donating her manuscripts,
    Polish Composers' Union, Warsaw, Poland, September 2000.


    Festivals, Concerts, and Exhibitions:

    1. September 1-23, 2013 - "Shadows, Leaves, Roses" Photography and Poetry Solo Exhibition at the Scenic Drive Gallery, Monrovia, CA
    2. May 21-26, 2013 - "Sound of Music" Group Photo Exhibition at Paderewski Piano Competition, Colburn School of Music, Los Angeles, with the KRAK Art Group
    3. 2000-2003. Initiator and organizer of a Manuscript Donation Campaign for the Polish Manuscript Collection at USC. Solicited, received and publicized donations from over 40 composers and their families in Poland, France, and the U.S., the collection increased to over 300 documents.

    4. 2002-2003. Curator of a one-year exhibition, Paderewski: A Portrait of a Musician, organized to increase the status of Polish music at USC and promote the Center internationally. Also writer and editor of the Exhibition Program and PR materials.
    5. October 2000. Curator of a Polish Manuscript Exhibition at USC, highlighting recent donations to the Manuscript Collection. Wrote and edited the Exhibition Catalogue.

    6. November 1998. Organizer and Manager of International Conference: Polish-Jewish Music! Bringing together 20 scholars from five countries to discuss the topic for the first time, the conference included public panel discussion and 2 concerts. Proceedings published online in the Polish Music Journal.

    7. October 1997. Organizer and Program Director of Gorecki Autumn: A Residency including three concerts, public lectures and seminars. The event was described as No. 1 in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Times in December 1997.

    8. May 1995. Organizer and Program Co-Chair, Festival of Polish Music at McGill University, Montreal, Canada, with five concerts as part of a joint scholarly conference of the Canadian University Music Society and other organizations.


    With Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki in his studio, Katowice, 1998.


    Conference Papers and Public Lectures:

    1. June 19-20, 2014. "On Fashion, Portraits, and the Professional Image of Maria Szymanowska (1789-1831)," The Fifth World Congress of Polish Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland, June 22, 2014.

    2. April 28-29, 2014. "'Les Chants historiques' de Niemcewicz, et tout particulirement - ceux de Maria Szymanowska" at the 2nd Internaional Conference about Maria Szymanowska, 2e Colloque international sur Maria Szymanowska et son temps Paris, Polish Academy of Sciences.

    3. January 3, 2014. "Jewish Composers of Polish Music in 1943" - Paper read at the 71st Meeting of the Polish American Historical Association, Washington, D.C.

    4. November 17-18, 2013. "Jewish Composers of Polish Music in 1943," invited paper for "The Musical Worlds of Polish Jews, 1920-1960: Identity, Politics and Culture," Arizona State University, November 17-18, 2013.
    5. June 30, 2013 - "Maria Szymanowska: The Court Pianist of the Tsarinas" Lecture with pianist Wojciech Kocyan, Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA

    6. "On the State of Polish Music in 1942" - paper read at the 70th Annual Meeting of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America, Boston, MA, September 6-8, 2012.

    7. "A Century of Musical Exiles and Emigrants: From Jan Pychowski to Marta Ptaszynska" at the International Conference "East Central Europe in Exile: Patterns of Transatlantic Migrations" - Gdansk, Poland, University of Gdansk, June 3, 2012.
    8. "Created by Stalin, Embraced by Emigrants: Mazowsze and Slask and Polish Folk Dance in California" at the Fifth Workshop "American Ethnicity: Rethinking Old Issues, Asking New Questions," Krakow, Poland, Jagiellonian University, May 29, 2012.
    9. "Defining Polish Culture in California: The Fortieth Anniversary of the Modjeska Club" at the Annual Meeting of the Polish American Historical Association Chicago, Il., January 6, 2012.
    10. "Genius and the Virtues of 'Sense and Sensibility' in the Image of Maria Szymanowska" paper read at the First International Symposium on Maria Szymanowska, "Maria Szymanowska Colloque," Paris, Academy of Sciences, October 1, 2011. The conference report in Polish Music Newsletter December 2012.
    11. "A Polish-American Composer: Who is Marta Ptaszynska?" at the 69th Annual Meeting of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in America, Arlington, June 11, 2011.
    12. "Defining Polish Culture in California: The 40th Anniversary of the Modjeska Club" at the 69th Annual Meeting of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in America, Arlington, June 11, 2011.
    13. "The Image of Chopin's Death in Art and Poetry" - paper read at the Annual Meeting of the Polish American Historical Association, Boston, Mass., January 8, 2011.
    14. "The Image of Paderewski: An Archangel, Idol, Statesman." Paper read at the Chopin & Paderewski 2010 International Conference, Loyola University, Chicago, November 12, 2010
    15. "Chopin in Polish-American Poetry: Lost Country, Found Beauty."
    16. Paper read at the semi-annual conference of the Polish American Historical Association, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, June 26, 2010.

    17. "From 'Eternal Eloquence' to 'What Does He Know?' - Images of Chopin in English-language Poetry." Paper and presentation of anthology Chopin with Cherries: A Tribute in Verse at the 3rd International Chopin Congress, February 25-March 1, 2010, Warsaw, Poland.

    18. "An Archangel at the Piano: Paderewski's Image and his American Audience." Paper read at the 124th annual meeting of the Polish American Historical Association, San Diego, January 8, 2010.

    19. "Celebrity in Decline: Paderewski's Musical and Political Reception in America 1919-1939" ("Rozne wymiary wielkosci: Muzyczna i polityczna recepcja Paderewskiego w Ameryce 1919-1939,") paper read at the Third Conference "Topos narodowy w muzyce polskiej, 1919-1939", Chopin Academy of Music, Warsaw, Poland, November 16-17, 2009.
    20. "From 'Eternal Eloquence' to 'What Does He Know?' - Images of Chopin in English-language Poetry." 67th Annual Meeting of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America, Jersey City, New Jersey, June 2009.
    21. "1968 - Operation Danube, ISCM, and Polish Music." International Conference "Polish Music After 1945" Christ Church University, Canterbury, U.K., May 2, 2009.

    22. "Marta Ptaszynska's Music for Percussion." 63rd Annual Meeting of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America, New York, 3-4 June 2006.
    23. "The Impact of Polish State Ensembles, Mazowsze and Slask, On Folk Dance Movement in the U.S." Session on "Polish Dance in the U.S." at the 62nd Meeting of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America, Pittsburgh, 3-4 June 2005.
    24. "Paderewski and Nossig, Szymanowski and Fitelberg: Polish - Jewish Collaborations in Music." Session on "Jewish Presence in Polish Music" at the 62nd Meeting of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America, Pittsburgh, 3-4 June 2005.
    25. "Chopin, Paderewski and Southern California," presentation at "The Image of Poland" seminar, University of La Verne, May 14, 2005.
    26. "Lutoslawski's Manuscripts in Los Angeles: Compositional Revisions to Novelette and Paroles tissées," Symposium of International Musicological Society, Melbourne, Australia, 14 July 2004.
    27. "Towards Poland's National Style: Paderewski or Szymanowski?" presented at a session on "Karol Szymanowski," Third International Conference on 20th Century Music, Nottingham, U.K., June 26-29, 2003.
    28. "Poland's National Composer: Szymanowski or Paderewski?" presented at a session on "Polish National Composers" at the 61 Annual Meeting of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, June 6, 2003.
    29. "How Paderewski Plays: Chant d'amour and the Aestheticism of America's Gilded Age." Society for American Music, Tempe, Arizona, 27 February 2003.
    30. "From Mrs. Szymanowska to Mr. Poldowski: Career Choices of Nineteenth-Century Polish Women Composers." Session "Seen and Heard? Women Painters, Performers, and Composers in Poland," American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies Meeting. 21-24 November 2002, Pittsburgh.
    31. "How Paderewski Plays: Chant d'amour and the Aestheticism of America's Gilded Age." American Musicological Society. Columbus, Ohio, 31 October- 3 November 2002.
    32. "Paderewski in Poetry: From Master of Harmonies to Poland's Savior." Session on "Paderewski and Sembrich." Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., June 2002.
    33. "Paderewski and Stojowski: A Musical Friendship," Session on "Elsner and Stojowski." Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., June 2002.
    34. "Towards A National Musicology - Scholars and Polish Music" invited paper for a commemorative conference "History in Musicology - Musicology in History" dedicated to Prof. Michal Bristiger, Institute of Arts, Polish Academy of Sciences; 10-12 December 2001, Warsaw, Poland.
    35. "Musical Poetry of Cracow: Ewa Demarczyk and 'Piwnica pod Baranami.'" Interdisciplinary panel, "Socialist or Magic Realism? Artist and State in Post-war Krakow," during the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies" in Arlington Virginia, 17-20 November 2001.
    36. "Folk Song and the Polish Nation: A 20th-Century History." Symposium during Polish Music Festival "In Solidarity", University of California, Santa Barbara, 29 April 2001.
    37. "Passion, Mourning, and the Black Angels: Ewa Demarczyk as the Voice of the Nation," at Symposium on Polish (post)modern music during a festival "Poland: Music, Lyric, Nation," University of Chicago, Franke Institute for the Humanities, 21 April 2001.
    38. "Political, Aesthetic, and Ethical Aspects of Henryk Gorecki's "Catholic" Music. Session "Catholic Music in Slavic Europe," National Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. 9-12 November 2000, Denver, Colorado (Also a respondent at another session at the same conference).

    39. "Bogurodzica' Reborn: A Medieval Anthem in Contemporary Polish Music." Intercongressional Symposium, International Musicological Society, Budapest, August 2000 (paper presented in absentia).
    40. "Constructing the Immigrant Self: Polish Jewish Composers in the U.S." Session on Jewish and emigre composers at the 58th Meeting of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America. 600th anniversary of Jagiellonian University, Krakow, 16-18 June 2000.
    41. "Plato, Stalin and Friends: Censorship in Music." Panel on Censorship and Propaganda in the Arts, USC Arts Festival, "The Indelicate Line," USC, Los Angeles, 29 March 2000.
    42. "From Circles to Nets: on the Signification of Spatial Sound Imagery in New Music" International Symposium "Sound in Space" - CREATE, Computer Music Center, University of California at Santa Barbara, 18-19 March 2000.
    43. "Postcommunist and Postmodern: New Music from Poland" Special Session at the 1999 Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, St. Louis, November 1999.
    44. "Defining a Nation: Polish Communities and Symbols in Music" Panel Session at the 1999 Meeting of the AMS, 4 November 1999 (Session Chair and Organizer).
    45. "From Art to Kitsch: Reflections on the Imitations of Chopin's Style" presented at the 2nd International Chopin Congress, organized by Polish Chopin Academy and F. Chopin Society in Warsaw, October 1999.
    46. "Chopin and the Polish Race: Political Dimensions of Chopin Reception" presented at session on "Chopin Appropriated" at The Age of Chopin: The Chopin Sesquicentennial Symposium Indiana University, Bloomington, September 1999.
    47. "Chopin and Women Composers." Special Session "Context and Reception of Chopin's Music" at the Annual Meeting of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in America, New York, June 1999.
    48. "Parallels and Intersections: Constructing New Forms in Polish Art and Music." Colloquium of Center for European and Russian Studies, UCLa and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (in preparation of the 2002 exhibit), Los Angeles, June 1999.
    49. "Poles without the Polka: Cultural Identity of Polish Composers Immigrating to the U.S. during and After World War II." Paper read at the 1999 Meeting of the Sonneck Society for American Music. Forth Worth, Texas, 13 March 1999.
    50. "Penderecki's Ubu Rex and Surrealism in Polish Music Theater." International Conference on Penderecki's Musical Theatre, Cracow, Poland, September 1998.

    51. "Composing in Color: Marta Ptaszynska's Liquid Light." Invited paper for the 1998 "Frau Musica Nova" Conference about "Women Composers of Our Time", Cologne, Germany, October 1998. Conference web site: http://members.aol.com/FrauMusica. Paper also read at the Annual Joint Meeting of the Northern/Central and Pacific/Southwest Chapters of the AMS, USC, 24 April 1999.
    52. "The Identity Question: Polish Jewish Composers in California." International Conference "Polish/ Jewish/Music!" November 1998, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Also Conference Organizer and Chair of the Program Committee.
    53. Bogurodzica Reborn: A Medieval Anthem in Contemporary Polish Music. Paper read at an Interdisciplinary Conference The Yearning for the Middle Ages. Org. by Dorothea Redepenning and Annette Kreutziger-Herr, University of Heildelberg, Germany, April 1998.
    54. Neoclassicism and Avant-garde?: The Aesthetics of Grazyna Bacewicz" Presented at Women in Music: Music History Symposium during A Day with Women's Music, organized by the Polish Music Center, USC School of Music, Los Angeles, April 1998.
    55. "Henryk Gorecki's Multi-Ethnic Concept of Polish Musical Identity" Special Session:"The Appropriation of Folk Music by Eastern European Composers" Invited paper. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, January 1998.
    56. "Gorecki and the Paradigm of the Maternal. Presented at the Gorecki Phenomenon: A Music History Symposium, Gorecki Autumn at USC, 1-5 October 1997, University of Southern California, Los Angeles; also the whole festival's program chair and organizer. Also presented at the Joint Meeting of Southern and Northern Pacific Chapters of the AMS, University of California, Santa Cruz, April 1998.
    57. "New Insights into Lutoslawski's Concept of the Sound Plane" 1997 Joint Meeting of the American Musicological Society and Society for Music Theory, Phoenix, Arizona (31 October, 9:00-12:00; AMS/SMT Session "Lutoslawski and Schnebel"). Conference Program
    58. "Spatiality of Sound and Stream Segregation in Contemporary Music." Paper presented at the 16th International Congress of the International Musicological Society, Study Session: "Auditory Scene Analysis: Future Directions for Musicological Research" London, Royal College of Music, 14-20 August 1997.
    59. "Dans la Nuit: The Themes of Night and Death in Lutoslawski's Oeuvre." Invited paper for the 1997 International Lutoslawski Conference, University of Warsaw, Poland, 27-28 June 1997.
    60. "Inter/national Features of the Polish School of Sonorism in the 1960s." Presented at the Session "National Style and International Attitude to Music," the Fifth Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas, Memory, history and critique: European identity at the millenium, 19-24 August 1996, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
    61. "A Mystic in the Cathedral: Musical Memory in Andriessen's Hadewijch." Presented at the Session: "The 20th century and the Middle Ages: Cases of musical memory," the Fifth Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas, Memory, history and critique: European identity at the millenium, 19-24 August 1996, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
    62. "Poland and Holland: Inter-nationalism in New Music" Presented at the Session "Ethnicity and Internationalism in the Arts," the Fifth Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas, Memory, history and critique: European identity at the millenium , 19-24 August 1996, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
    63. "Birdsong, Music, Ecology: Reflections on the Aesthetics of a natural art." Presented at the Haliburton Soundscape Workshop, of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, Haliburton, Ontario, 29-31 July 1996.
    64. "A Triumph of Modernity: Xenakis's Kraanerg at the Opening of the National Arts Centre." (Paper co-authored with James Harley) Annual Meeting of the Canadian University Music Society, Brock University, St. Catharines, 2 June 1996

    65. "The 'Woman Composer' Debate from a Polish Perspective." Annual Meeting of the Canadian University Music Society, Brock University, May 1996.
    66. "'The living universe:' Natura naturans, natura naturata and Bartok's nature music idiom." British Musicology Conference, King's College, London, 18-21 April 1996.
    67. "Romancing Hildegard: Postmodern appropriations of a medieval composer." (co-authored with Catrena Flint) at an Interdisciplinary Conference, The Middle Ages in Contemporary Popular Culture, McMaster University, Hamilton, 29-31 March 1996.
    68. "Canadian music in a Canadian space: R. Murray Schafer's The Princess of the Stars." 22nd Meeting of the Sonneck Society for American Music, Washington, D.C., 21-24 March 1996.
    69. "Natura naturata and Natura naturans: musical representation and structural symbolism in Bartok's nature music idiom." Invited paper for the International Bartok Colloquium, Szombathely, Hungary; 3-5 July 1995.
    70. "From Postmodernism to Ecomusicology: Towards a New Paradigm in Music Research." Spring Meeting of the AMS New York State--St. Lawrence Chapter, University of Ottawa, 8-9 April 1995.
    71. "Bacewicz, Picasso and the Legacy of Desire." The First UK Critical Musicology Conference "Goodbye great music?" Salford, United Kingdom, 1-2 April 1995.
    72. "The work of music revisited: Roman Ingarden's phenomenological aesthetics." 1994 Annual Conference of the Canadian University Music Society, Calgary, Alberta, 3-6 June 1994.
    73. "American experimental tradition re-examined: Henry Brant's spatial music." 1994 Conference of the Sonneck Society for American Music, Worcester, Massachusetts, 6-10 April 1994.
    74. "On the use(ful/less)ness of analysis for the performance of 20th-century music (Xenakis, Bartok, Stravinsky)." 1993 Conference of the Canadian University Music Society, Carleton University, Ottawa, May/June 1993.
    75. "Technique of comedy in Verdi's Falstaff." Spring Meeting of the NYS--SL Chapter of AMS, SUNY-College at Oswego, March 1993.
    76. "New music and ideology in Poland--case study: The ISCM World Music Days of 1968." Special Session on "Music, Ideology, and the State in Socialist Europe, 1945-1991" at the Annual Meeting of the AMS in Pittsburgh, November 1992.
    77. "The technique of spatial sound movement in the instrumental music of Iannis Xenakis." Fall Meeting of the NYS--SL Chapter of AMS, SUNY at Albany, October 1992.
    78. "The concept of musical space in music theory and aesthetics (1930s-1980s)." 12th Congress of the International Association for Empirical Aesthetics, Hochschule der Kunste, Berlin, Germany, July 1992.



    MEMBERSHIP IN SOCIETIES

    • Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Los Angeles Chapter (2004-), Awards Committee (2007, Corporate and Foundation Subcommittees Co-chair, Event Sponsorship Chair)
    • Polish American Historical Association (1999-), Officer and Board Member since 2009, Communications Director since 2010.
    • American College of Healthcare Executives, member (2013-)
    • European-American Sheriff's Advisory Council, representative of Poland (2012-)
    • Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America, member (1996-)
    • American Musicological Society (1991-), Ecomusicology Study Group Editorial Board (2012-)
    • Helena Modjeska Polish Arts and Culture Club, Los Angeles (1997-, President in 2010-2012)
    • Volt, Music Theater Company, Long Beach (Advisory and Founding Board Member, 2005-2010)
    • Polish American Congress, Southern California Chapter (2007-)

    REVIEWS

    • Grazyna Kozaczka, review of Copin with Cherries and Meditations on Divine Names anthologies in The Polish Review, 2013, forthcoming.
    • Christopher Woods, review of Chopin with Cherries in Contemporary World Literature 5, February 2011.

    • Elizabeth Kanski, "A Tribute to Chopin in Verse," review of Chopin with Cherries: A Tribute in Verse in Polish American Journal, September 2010 p. 21.
    • Alison Ross, review of Chopin with Cherries: A Tribute in Verse in The Clockwise Cat May, 2010).
    • John Z. Guzlowski, review of Chopin with Cherries: A Tribute in Verse in The Cosmopolitan Review 2 no. 1 (Spring 2010).
    • Thomas, G. Murray, review of the Miriam's Iris poetry collection. Poetix.net, February 2010.
    • Bayley, Amanda. Review of Lutoslawski Studies, edited by Zbigniew Skowron (with chapter "Dans la nuit: The Themes of Night and Death in Lutoslawski's Oeuvre"), Musical Times 144, no. 1882 (Spring 2003): 71-72.

    • Bellman, Jonathan. Review The Age of Chopin edited by Halina Goldberg (with chapter on "Chopin and the 'Polish Race'"). Journal of Musicological Research 24, no. 1 (January-March 2005): 81 - 84.

    • Bloch, Gregory W. "The Problem With Andriessen," Review Essay. Review of Trochimczyk's The Music of Louis Andriessen and Robert Adlington's Louis Andriessen: De Staat (London: Ashgate, 2004). Echo 6, no. 2 (Fall 2004). www.echo.ucla.edu/volume6-issue2/reviews/bloch.html.

    • Cross, Ian. Review of Musicology and Sister Disciplines: Past, Present, Future. Proceedings of the 16th International Congress of the International Musicological Society, edited by David Greer, London, 1997. In Music and Letters 84, no. 2 (May 2003): 261-265.
    • Harsh, Ed. Review of The Music of Louis Andriessen (2002), in Notes, Music Library Association Quarterly, 60, no. 1 (September 2003): 160-162.

    • Maciejewicz, Dorota. Review of After Chopin: Essays in Polish Music (2000), in Muzyka 48, no. 3 (2003).

    • Makowski, Jenna. Review of Polish Dance in Southern California. Journal of Folklore Research, November 2008.

    • Milewski, Barbara. Review of The Age of Chopin edited by Halina Goldberg (with chapter on "Chopin and the 'Polish Race'"). Notes. Music Library Association Quarterly 62, no. 1 (September 2005): 121-122.

    • Rae, Caroline. Review of Lutoslawski Studies edited by Zbigniew Skowron (2003), in Music and Letters 85, no. 1 (February 2004), 127-132.

    • Reyland, Nicholas. "A Protean Diversity: Lutoslawski Studies," review of Lutoslawski Studies edited by Zbigniew Skowron with a chapter by Trochimczyk, Polish Music Journal 5, 2 (2002). www.usc.edu/dept/polish_music/PMJ/archives.html

    • Rosenblum, Sandra P. Review of After Chopin: Essays in Polish Music (2000), in Notes, Music Library Association Quarterly, 58, no. 2 (June 2002).

    • Schwarz, Anne. Review of Maria Szymanowska: Pianist and Composer, by Slawomir Dobrzanski, with a chapter on Szymanowska's songs. The Polish Revview 51 no. 1 (2009): 105-107.
    • Sharpe, David Leviston. Review of The Music of Louis Andriessen, October 2002. NewMusicWorks, London, England, www.newmusicworks.com/editorial1/andries.htm.

    • Samson, Jim. Review of After Chopin: Essays in Polish Music (2000), in The Slavic Review 61, no. 1 (June 2002).

    • Wright, David. Review of The Music of Louis Andriessen (2002), in Tempo: A Quarterly Review of Modern Music no. 57/225 (2003).


    ARTICLES ABOUT MAJA

    • Skies, Apryl. "Local Poets Weigh in on the Power of Language to Celebrate National Poetry Month" in NoHo Art District Magazine, April 2012.

    • Vogel, Benjamin. "W Salonie Marii Szymanowskiej." in Polish in Ruch Muzyczny, November 2011.
    • "Maja Trochimczyk" - Biographic Entry in Wikipedia, online, 2007.

    • General Books, American Music Historians: Alan Lomax, John Lomax, Helen Hartness Flanders, Nat Hentoff, Maja Trochimczyk, Elijah Wald, John Mcglinn May 2010.
    • Interview with Lois P. Jones on Poets Cafe, KPFK 90.7FM, March 30, 2011, archived on Timothy Green's website: Maja Trochimczyk Interview

    • Andrew Angus. "Interview with Maja Trochimczyk, Poet from Poland", Muses Review, online, No. 43, 2010
    • Dutka, Elaine. "How USC Nabbed the Great Gorecki," Los Angeles Times, 1 October 1997.

    • Inglis, Jadwiga. "Kompozytorka Joanna Bruzdowicz w Los Angeles," The Summit Times (January 2004), Wirtualna Polonia (January 2004).

    • Inglis, Jadwiga. "Piec tysiecy stron o muzyce. Rozmowa z Maja Trochimczyk," [Five thousand pages about music. An interview with Maja Trochimczyk]. Interview in Polish, in News of Polonia (March 2004), The Summit Times (February 2004), and Glos/Voice (April 2004), reprinted in Bialy Orzel/White Eagle (May 2007).


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