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BOOKS AND ANTHOLOGIES


  • Into Light: Poems and Incantations, ISBN 9780996398190 (eBook), and ISBN 9780996398183 (Paperback). This collection includes 30 poems and 12 "incantations" that focus on the intertwined spiritual concepts of Light and Love. The poems, initially written within the Catholic mystical tradition of contemplation and adoration of the Divine presence, gradually evolved to encompass a broader scope of spiritual insights, without losing the main focus: reaching out in Love to the One Light, the Source of All. The simple and repetitive meditations and incantations are meant to inspire, uplift, and fill the heart with Light and Love.

  • The Rainy Bread. Poems from Exile, ISBN 9781945938009 (paperback) and ISBN 9781945938016 (eBook). �The Rainy Bread: Poems of Exile� includes 30 poems about forgotten stories of Poles living in the Eastern Borderlands of Kresy, who were killed, deported, imprisoned, or oppressed after the invasion of Poland by the Soviet Union on September 17, 1939. These fact-based poems depict the survival of Poles deported to Siberia, the Arctic Circle, or Kazakhstan. Some of them left the Soviet Union with the Second Corps of the Polish Army under the command of General Wladyslaw Anders; were transported to refugee camps in India or Africa; and ended up in Argentina, Canada, Australia or the U.S.

  • Slicing the Bread. Children's Survival Manual in 25 Poems, (Georgetown, KY: Finishing Line Press, 2014). This unique poetry collection, based on family memories, revisits the dark days of World War II and the post-war 45-year occupation of Poland by the Soviet Union that "liberated" the country from one foreign oppression to replace it with another. The point of view is that of children, raised by survivors, scarred by war, wary of politics. Children experienced hunger and cold, played with bullets, witnessed the killings, saw the darkening blood spilled on the snow and hands stretching from locked boxcar windows...

  • 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



Maja Trochimczyk, "Meditations on Divine Names" Book Tour,
Bolton Hall Museum, Tujunga, July 22, 2012.


ONLINE AND PRINT PUBLICATIONS

    Three poems inspired by paintings of Vincent van Gogh, "Azure," "The Mulberry Song," and "Into Color, Into Light," forthcoming in the Van Gogh Anthology, edited by Catfish McDaris for Silver Birch Press. "It all started with love..," "Not Aspartame," "Winter Solstice," "A Revelation after Il Paradiso," and "I found myself..." posted on the Poetry Laurels Blog, "Love Poems among the Roses," February 18, 2017. "Rose Garland, "For you, I'm a pear..." and "Rose Window," posted on the Poetry Laurels Blog, "Rose of Roses Photo Exhibition," February 5, 2017 "My Mother's Beirut," in Pirene's Fountain, vol. 9, no. 17, special edition on Silk and Spice, Glass Lyre Press, 2016. "Kazakhstan, 1936," and "Under African Sky," in The Altadena Poetry Review, edited by Elline Lipkin, 2017. "The Vanishing Point," from Into Light, reprinted in the California Quarterly, edited by Margaret Saine, 2017.
  1. ... untitled... in Pisane Sercem - an anthology of poetry dedicated to Pope John Paul II. Rome: Fundacja Jana Pawla II, 2016.
  2. "Imagine a Star," "A Rainbow Vision," "A Declaration," "Breathing Light," "The Stream," "The Shield of Light," from "Into Light" posted on the Poetry Laurels blog, January 2 2017, "A New Year of Joy, Loving Kindness, and Fun."
  3. "Of Bliss," The Gift of Patience," "A Hymn" from "Into Light" posted on the Poetry Laurels Blog, December 6, 2016.
  4. "The Vanishing Point," "The Bluest," "Breathing Light," "The Stream," and "Playful (Via negativa)" from "Into Light" posted on the Poetry Laurels Blog, October 10, 2016."
  5. "An Invitation to the Dance" and "See, How We Dance?" forthcoming in anthology Allegro & Adagio: Dance Poems II, edited by Johnny M. Tucker, Jr., 2017.

  6. "Euridice, Lost to Dance" and "What Once Was--a Haibun" forthcoming in Dance Poems III, edited by Johnny M. Tucker, Jr. 2019.
  7. "I Give You the World - A Poem for Adam," fragments on Poetry Laurels Blog, September 25, 2016.
  8. "A Whale of a Song" from Into Light and travel haiku reprinted on Poetry Laurels Blog, "My Declaration, Purpose and Intention - Found on the Road, With Pears and Whales" August, 2016.
  9. "Kolyma" and "Under African Sky" from The Rainy Bread reprinted on Poetry Laurels Blog, August 25, 2016.
  10. "A Cricket Sings" and "Crown Jewels" from Into Light, reprinted on Poetry Laurels Blog, July 27, 2016.
  11. "The Lady with an Ermine" (After Leonardo), in Spectrum 5: Every Poem is an Idea, edited by Don Kingfisher Campbell, Pasadena, Summer 2016.
  12. "August 5th at the Hollywood Bowl" and "A Revelation After Il Paradiso" in Angel City Review, No. 3, summer 2016.
  13. "An Invitation to the Dance" in Altadena Poetry Review, April 2016, edited by Thelma T. Reyna.
  14. A Haiku posted on the daily haiku site, HaikUniverse by Rick Lupert, September 6, 2015.
  15. "Meditation on Light," "A Pear in the Tree," "A Box of Peaches," "The Sycamores," "A Romance, Pure and Simple," "A Universal Lesson," on Poetry Laurels Blog, " Meditations in Light, For Peace, Under the Trees," April 30, 2016
  16. "Many Happy Returns" in Spectrum 3: LoveLoveLove, edited by Don Kingfisher Campbell. Pasadena, February 2016.

  17. "... Around the Roses," "On Melrose," and "Moonlight Competition" on the Dead Snakes Blog, January 2016.

  18. "On Friday in August, at Three O'clock," in California Quarterly, vol. 41, no. 4, 2015, Journal of the California State Poetry Society.
  19. "My Mother's Beirut", in "Silk and Spice" - special issue of Pirene's Fountain, fall 2016.
  20. "Standing Guard" in "Collateral Damage" - special issue of Pirene's Fountain, forthcoming in 2016, dedicated to children as victims of wars.

  21. "A Tree Epiphany" and a series of nature-inspired haiku from the Huntington Gardens, on Poetry Laurels Blog, "The Year of Fire Monkey, the Year of Burning Bright", January 5, 2016.

  22. "Repeat after me (Final Version)" on Poetry Laurels Blog, Easter in a Rose Garden, with Poets, Mazurkas and Mimosas, March 30, 2016.

  23. "The Man I did Not Know (Endre Dobay in memoriam)" oN Poetry Laurels Blog, Poetic and Musical Farewell to Endre Dobay, March 14, 2016.
  24. "No More," "Repeat After Me," (first version) on Poetry Laurels Blog, Black History Month at Phoenix House, March 2, 2016.
  25. "On Divine Commedy and Ice Cream," on Poetry Laurels Blog, "Love the Sweetest, Angel Love..."", February 12, 2016.
  26. "On Eating a Donut at a Krakow Airport" reprinted in Spectrum 2: The Gift, edited by Don Kingfisher Campbell, Pasadena, December 2015.
  27. "A Study with Cherries" in English and Polish, "The Lady with an Ermine" (reprint), and new poems, "An Invitation to the Dance" and "A Music Box Christmas" on Poetry Laurels Blog, "On Polish Christmas in the Notre Dame Cathedral", December 17, 2015.
  28. "After Dali" and a haiku tour of Paris's Dali Museum on Poetry Laurels Blog, "On Dali's Silver Towers of Eyes". December 7, 2015.

  29. "The Cathedral," "A Revelation after Il Paradiso" and a haiku tour of Leonardo's paintings at the Louvre, on Poetry Laurels Blog, "Thanksgiving in Paris with Leonardo, Swans, Music and Rain", November 26, 2015
  30. "Oblivion" (haibun on chemtrails) in San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, Winter 2015.
  31. "Oblivion" and "The Great God Experiment" (reprinted from Meditations on Divine Names, on Poetry Laurels Blog, "Rain and No Rain...", October 29, 2015.
  32. "The Lady with an Ermine" (rev.), and "Repeat after me" on Poetry Laurels Blog, "Give it all away..." September 25, 2015.

  33. "Whispers" in Spectrum, an anthology of Los Angeles Poets edited by Don Kingfisher Campbell, Pasadena, September 2015. First published in Rose Always (rev. 2011).
  34. "My Full Moon in September" in Hometown Pasadena, September 29, 2015.

  35. "Absence" coupled with a poem by Don Kingfisher Campbell in heARTbreak: reimagined anthology edited by Karineh Mahdessian, Los Angeles, September 2015.
  36. "The Waiting," "The Veil, the Weave," and "An Invitation to the Dance" reprinted in the Poetry Laurels Blog for September 1, 2015, "On Gardeners, Murderers, and the Virtue of Patience."
  37. "The Finish Line" (haibun) and three haiku in Drawn to the Light,2015 Anthology of Southern California Haiku Study Group, Pasadena.

  38. "Lament for Rita Joe," "Canadian Afterwards," and "Of Days and Sky," on the Poetry Laurels Blog for July 8, 2015, on "The Visionary Matilda Gage and the Quest for Liberty."
  39. "Sleep," "Endless," "From the Mountains," "Rose: A no-name-yes," "Of Bliss," reprinted in Poetry Laurels Blog for June 13, 2015, "Daffodils and Rose Gardens"
  40. "A Letter to My Son" in the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, Summer 2015.
  41. "Moon (Un)Reality" reprinted in Chopin with Cherries Blog, vol. 6, no. 6, June 5, 2015; and published in the Interview with Kathabela Wilson for "Colorado Boulevard" in Pasadena, Mapping the Artist: Maja Trochimczyk." The poem is also reprinted on FullMoon.info website, in the Full Moon Poems section.
  42. "The Waiting," "On Grief and Loss: A Trilogy" and "The Shooting Star" in Femmwise Cat a special issue of the Clockwise Cat celebrating women, March 2015, Part II: 92-96.

  43. "An Intermission" - a new Holocaust poem, on Poetry Laurels Blog, April 15, 2015.
  44. "Bees and the Breeze" from Slicing the Bread reprinted by Poetry Super Highway, in 17th Annual Yom Ha Shoah issue; http://poetrysuperhighway.com/psh/2015/04/annual-yom-ha-shoah-issue-2015/
  45. "A Study with Cherries," "What Once Was" and "A Summer of Love" in Altadena Poetry Review: Anthology 2015, edited by Thelma T. Reyna. Pasadena, April 2015.
  46. "The Way to School" from Slicing the Bread reprinted on Poetry Laurels Blog, March 5, 2015.
  47. "What to Carry" from Slicing the Bread chapbook, reprinted on the Poetry Laurels blog in "A Calendar of Readings, February 8, 2015.

  48. "Adorable" (full text) and a tanka "In a meadow" inspired by Susan Dobay's artwork, in the Poetry Laurels Blog, "On Heartbreaks, Heart Math and Finding Hearts", January 29, 2015.
  49. "On Bliss" "Definition: Writing", "Memento Vitae" and "A Study with Cherries" with Polish Translations reprinted in the blog Poetry Laurels, January 11, 2015.
  50. "Ascension: A Memorial Poem" with Polish Translation "Wniebowstapienie" in the blog Poetry Laurels, January 2015.
  51. "Wish Upon A Star" in the 2015 San Gabriel Valley Poetry Calendar edited by Don Kingfisher Campbell.
  52. Two haiku in the Apology of Wildflowers, Gregory Longnecker, ed. 2014 Anthology of Southern California Haiku Study Group. November 2014.
  53. "A Mirage" in OccuPoetry, Vol. 4 (summer 2014): 15, with a video of the reading.
  54. "Slicing the Bread," the title poem from a chapbook of the same title, in Quill and Parchment, Vol. 160, Fall 2014; New Book Releases Poetry Laurels blog, July 2014.
  55. "Slicing the Bread," "What to Carry," "Starlight," and "The Spoon," in PoetryMagazine.com, Vol. 13 no. 3 (Fall 2014). Features selected by Andrena Zawinski.
  56. "The Alchemist Tree in Winter" in Edgar Allan Poet Journal, Vol. 2 (2014): 80-81. Edited by Apryl Skies.

  57. "Peeling the Potatoes" in Gutters & Alleyways: Perspectives on Poverty and Struggle anthology edited by Nancy Lynne Woo and Sarah Thursday. Lucid Moose Lit, September 2014, ISBN 9780692284568.
  58. "The Way to School" in San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, Vol. 63 (Summer 2014). Reprinted on the Poetry Laurels blog "On Portraits, Monuments, and the Feminie Touch," March 4, 2015.
  59. Slicing the Bread. Children's Surviva Manual in 25 Poems, chapbook of 25 poems based on war memories from Poland. Finishing Line Press, October 2014.
  60. "Afterimage" in the 16th Annual Yom Hashoah issue for the Holocaust Remembrance Day, Poetry SuperHighway, edited by Rick Lupert, April 2014.

  61. "Not Aspartame," in San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly vol. 62 (Spring 2014).

  62. "Her Grandma," a version of "Peeling the Potatoes" in the anthology Poetry and Cookies, ed. Pauline Dutton, Altadena: Altadena Public Library, 2014.
  63. "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.
  64. "Lady with an Ermine," in a blog "Leonardo's Lady with an Ermine, The Royal Castle and the Monuments Men," Poetry Laurels, February 2014.
  65. "Zaduszki," and "Standing Guard" in a blog "Day of Remembrance at the United Nations and in family History," Poetry Laures, January 2014.

  66. "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).

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

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

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

  72. "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.
  73. "The Cornerstone" reprinted in "The Phoenix Flame" vol. 1 no. 3, September 2013.
  74. "Rosa Incognita," "Amor 6," Ellenai 6," and "Desert Rose" reprinted in Poetry Laurels Blog about the "Shadows, Leaves, Roses" exhibition, September 2013.
  75. "The Spinning Wheel" ("Breathe a song of new life...") in the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, Vol. 59, Summer 2013.
  76. "Midnight Fire" haibun and three haiku in Dandelion Breeze," the Anthology of Southern California Haiku Study Group, November 2013.

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

  80. "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.
  81. "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.

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

  83. "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.
  84. "Incandescent" and "The Taste of the Sky" reprinted in the Poetry Laurels Blog, March 26, 2013.
  85. "A Visit to Gdansk Oliwa, August 1969," and "Most Wanted" in Loch Raven Review, Vol. 8, No. 4, Winter 2012.
  86. "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.
  87. "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.

  88. "Flower Falls" and "Asleep" inspired by the artwork of Debby Prohias and Galen Young, in Poetry Laurels Blog, March 6, 2013
  89. "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.
  90. "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.
  91. "Asters" in the Poetry Corner on great women in The Voice of the Village, vol. 4 no. 3, March 2013.
  92. "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.
  93. "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.
  94. "A Mirage," in the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, vol. 56, Winter 2012.
  95. "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.
  96. "The Unseen" in The Original Van Gogh's Ear Anthology, October 13, 2012
  97. "The Music Box" reprinted in a column on the Exhibition "Immigrants in Our Community" at Bolton Hall in the Poetry Laurels blog, November 2012.
  98. "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.
  99. "Among the Lilies (Water Lilies 1 and 2)" in the Lummox Journal, www.lummoxpress.com, October 2012.
  100. "The Cornerstone," "Song of Gratitude," and a reprint of "The Box of Peaches" in the Poetry Laurels Blog, October 2012.
  101. "The Mirage" in the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly,, No. 56, Winter 2012.
  102. "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.
  103. "The Rite of Passage" in the Epiphany Magazine, October 2012 (with three photographs).

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

  105. "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.

  106. "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.
  107. "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.

  108. "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.

  109. "Memento Vitae" in Serbian translation by Dr. Mirjana N. Radovanov-Mataric, in Vecernje novosti (daily newspaper in Belgrade), 21 July 2012
  110. "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.
  111. "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.

  112. "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.
  113. "Definition: Writing" reprinted in the NoHo Art District Journal, in an article by Apryl Skiles, April 2012; also archived on the website EdgarAllanPoet.Com.
  114. "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.
  115. "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.
  116. "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.

  117. "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.

  118. "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.

  119. "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.

  120. "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.
  121. "A Jewel Box Sunrise" in an anthology of love poems From Benicia with Love, ed. Don Peery. Benicia, 2013.
  122. "A Jewel Box Sunrise" in San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly 52 (winter 2011).
  123. "A Jewel Box Sunrise" and "Rosa Mystica" in The Voice of the Village, vol. 3 no. 1, January 2012.
  124. "The Sea of Birds" and "Making Honey" in The Voice of the Village, vol. 2, no. 12, December 2011.
  125. "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.

  126. "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

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

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

  129. "The Color Guard" in the Poetry Laurels Blog, July 1, 2011.
  130. "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.
  131. "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.

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

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

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

  137. "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.

  138. "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

  139. "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/

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

  141. "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.
  142. "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").
  143. "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").
  144. "Entropy" dedicated to Henry Fukuhara in the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly," Winter 2011.

  145. "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").
  146. "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").

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

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

  149. "Mountains of Grief" in memory of Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki in the Voice of the Village 1, no. 11, December 2010, p. 27.
  150. "From the Ashes" in the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly No. 48 (Fall 2010).
  151. "Thanksgiving for Basia" in the Voice of the Village 1, No. 11, November 2010, p. 27.
  152. "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.
  153. "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.
  154. "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.

  155. "With Open Arms" and "The Golden Hour" in Chapbook by Poets on Site at the Arlington Gardens, Pasadena, August 2010.
  156. "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.
  157. "Rose Window" in the Voice of the Village 1, no. 10, August 2010, p. 27 (pdf download).
  158. "Fearful Symmetry in Blue" online by Don Kingfisher Campbell in his blog, My Poem Rocks, July 3, 2010.
  159. "Thistles and Waltzes Forever" and "Wild Strawberries" in Pauline Dutton, ed., Poetry and Cookies Anthology 2010 (Altadena Public Library, May 2010).
  160. "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

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

  162. "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

  163. "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.
  164. "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

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

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

  168. "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

  169. "Condemned," "Fearful Symmetry in Blue," and "A Foreign Tale," in Indian Miniatures at Pacific Asia Museum, chapbook of Poets on Site, Pasadena, April 2010.
  170. "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

  171. "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.
  172. "Thanksgiving for Basia" in the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, No. 44 (winter 2009) and on website "Tales from Poetic Oceans," for January 2010.

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

  174. "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
  175. 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
  176. 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

  177. "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.

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

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

  180. "Harvesting Chopin", "How to Make a Mazurka," and "Recurrence," Featured Poet in Quill and Parchment, no. 100, online journal, October 2009.
  181. 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.

  182. "On Fear of Contentment," Sage Trail, October-November 2009.
  183. 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.

  184. "The Jungle," (after Milford Zornes's painting "Burma Jungle at Shadowsuet"), Ekphrasis Journal, September 2009.
  185. "The Monument of Time," Phantom Seed, No. 3, Fall 2009.
  186. Reading "The Music Box" from "Rose Always" - February 2010.
    Photo by Jola Maranska-Rybczynska.

  187. "The Sycamores," San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, No. 43, Fall 2009.
  188. "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.

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

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

  191. 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.

  192. "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.

  193. 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.
  194. "Water of the Fountain" in San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly No. 40, Fall 2008.

  195. Claremont Concert" and Rivers" in Poetic Diversity 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

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

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

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

  199. 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"

  200. 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.

  201. 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.
  202. 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

  203. 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

  204. 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

  205. 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

  206. 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

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

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


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