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 (www.trochimczyk.net). 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).