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  August 2009
volume 7 number 2
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Maja Trochimczyk August 2009


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The photos were taken in my garden, during walks in Sunland, and visits to the Huntington Library and Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena. As in poetry, I like the play of sunrays and shadows, details seen in strong natural light. The photos were taken this spring and summer.




photo by maja trochimczyk

    Dr. Maja Trochimczyk is a poet, music historian, and non-profit director born in Poland, educated in Canada, and living in California ( Her two books of poetry are illustrated with her own photographs (Rose Always and Miriam's Iris, Moonrise Press, 2008). She published three books of music studies (After Chopin: Essays in Polish Music, USC, 2000; The Music of Louis Andriessen, Routledge 2002, and Polish Dance in California, Columbia University Press, 2007), hundreds of peer-reviewed and popular articles, essays, entries, CD liner notes, and interviews, on music and culture. Her poems appeared in chapbooks by Poets on Site, as well as Magnapoets, poeticdiversity, San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, Poetry and Cookies, Southland Poets of the Fantastic, and are forthcoming in Quill and Parchment and Clockwise Cat.     Her photographs appeared in The Huston Literary Review, on music CDs, and in a variety of newsletters and music journals. Her next two poetry projects are anthologies: Chopin with Cherries: A Tribute in Verse (for 2010), and Meditations on Divine Names (for 2011).