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Born in Poland, educated in Canada, and living in California, I am a scholar, writer, poet, and photographer. I published four books of studies on music and dance, two books of poetry, and hundreds of articles, book chapters, essays, poems, interviews, dictionary entries, reviews, etc.


Background Information

Poetry is a way of life, a shortcut to the sublime, the heart of matter. First, I read poetry in Polish (Tuwim and Brzechwa, then Staff, Norwid, Lesmian, Milosz, Szymborska, Poswiatowska, Bialoszewski). Then, I became interested in bilingual editions (Rimbaud, Rilke, Verlaine).  Then, I learned more English, starting from songs by the Beatles and moving back to poetry of T.S. Elliot, e.e. cummings, and Emily Dickinson who are still my three favorites. An avid reader since my Polish childhood, I started writing in English. The flexibility, richness and focus of this language never cease to amaze me!

Since 1995, I have kept a personal poetic journal and gave all sorts of poems to my friends. I like illustrating them with my photographs, taken mostly in my garden and neighborhood of Southern California. In 2006, I decided to share my work and at public readings and in journals, chapbooks, and books. I'm listed in Poets & Writers and belong to several poetry groups (Poetry Society of America, Poets on Site, Emerging Urban Poets, among others). I have published two books of poetry and over 70 poems in various venues (The Clockwise Cat, Ekphrasis, Magnapoets, Quill & Parchment, Phantom Seed, PoeticDiversity, The Sage Trail, San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, anthologies by Poets on Site and others.

As an author of four scholarly books and over 60 scholarly articles and chapters published in peer-reviewed journals and books, I'm well established in the music history world, with two main specializations: Polish music of the 19th and 20th centuries, and 20th-century contemporary music (Andriessen, Brant, Lutoslawski, and others).

Accomplishments

Postdoctoral Fellowship from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, American Council of Learned Societies; Wilk Prize for Polish Music; Mu Phi Epsilon Dissertation Prize; Swastek Award from Polish American Historical Association

Additional Information

I'm currently editing an anthology of poetry about Chopin, "Chopin with Cherries: A Tribute in Verse" and have just finished yet another collection of essays on Polish music.

Contact Information
Moonrise Press
P.O. Box 4288 Los Angeles
Sunland CA 91041-4288   USA
Contact Author: Maja Trochimczyk


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