Author: Maxima

California Burning

Here you can watch and listen to a wonderful reading that I took part in featuring 20 poets from two anthologies, reading poems about climate change. It was a moving and varied evening with a diverse array of poems, poets, poetics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dM6DLctRFeI&feature=youtu.be

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Readings & Conversations

I’ve got quite a few readings, interviews, conversations and workshops coming up over the next five months. I’ve only plugged a few into the events calendar so far, but I will keep adding more as I get the links. So check back soon! Coming up next I am in dialogue with poet Carla Cherry about […]

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What a Relief!

I was honored to read 3 poems from Fierce Aria as part of the What a Relief! virtual festival this past weekend. I chose three poems that I did NOT read at the book party, so if you want to tune in, these will be new to you! Organized by the Nevada County Arts Council, […]

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Promoting My Book of Poems

Two things are taking a shocking amount of time these days: gardening and promoting Fierce Aria. At this point, the garden doesn’t surprise me much with its endless needs of watering, fertilizing, pruning, harvesting, fretting and enjoying. (The picture above was taken in early June, when we had just started planting the veggies. It’s looks […]

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Fierce Aria Book Party!

Join me for a lively, soul-nourishing hour of celebration of the release of my book of poems, Fierce Aria! Featuring special guests: Sacramento Poet Laureate Emeritus Indigo Moor, Nevada County Poet Laureate Emerita Molly Fisk, and singer-songwriter (and also author, director and actor) Sands Hall. I will be giving away a book and other prizes, […]

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It’s Here!!!!

It’s here!!! Oh my gosh. My book of poems, Fierce Aria, arrived yesterday! I feel like a proud mama, in shock, awed by the beautiful book in my hands. If you pre-ordered the book during the critical pre-order period months ago, thank you!!! You helped me reach a needed milestone. Your book should arrive within […]

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