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The Rainy Bread: Poems from Exile By Maja Trochimczyk
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“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... More > the invasion of Poland by the Soviet Union on September 17, 1939. Some of these brief portraits capture the trauma and resilience, ordeals and miraculous survival stories of the author’s immediate family. Their experiences of displacement, hunger, cold, and poverty during the war are typical of Polish civilians. These fictionalized memories are coupled with depictions of survival of other Poles deported to Siberia, the Arctic Circle, or Kazakhstan; who left the Soviet Union with the Second Corps of the Polish Army under the command of General Władysław Anders; were transported to refugee camps in India or Africa; and ended up in Argentina, Canada, Australia or the U.S. The book is a companion to “Slicing the Bread” (2014), with which it shares some poems, including vignettes from the author’s childhood in Warsaw.< Less
The Rainy Bread: Poems from Exile By Maja Trochimczyk
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“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... More > the invasion of Poland by the Soviet Union on September 17, 1939. Some of these brief portraits capture the trauma and resilience, ordeals and miraculous survival stories of the author’s immediate family. Their experiences of displacement, hunger, cold, and poverty during the war are typical of Polish civilians. These fictionalized memories are coupled with depictions of survival of other Poles deported to Siberia, the Arctic Circle, or Kazakhstan; who left the Soviet Union with the Second Corps of the Polish Army under the command of General Władysław Anders; were transported to refugee camps in India or Africa; and ended up in Argentina, Canada, Australia or the U.S. The book is a companion to “Slicing the Bread” (2014), with which it shares some poems, including vignettes from the author’s childhood in Warsaw.< Less
Into Light: Poems and Incantations By Maja Trochimczyk
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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... More > 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.< Less
Miriam's Iris Or Angels in the Garden By Maja Trochimczyk
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The genesis of this poetry collection includes years of travelling and an internal journey leading to a serene California garden. The map of the stages on the journey is created by the appearances of... More > 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 timeless wisdom. Eros and Thanatos are Greek twins, Amor is their baby cousin. Eloe died of sorrow and Ellenai carried her on his wings in Juliusz Slowacki's romantic drama, Anhelli. Sophia needs no introductions, since she is the wise Queen, the best friend of Rumi and all Christian mystics. Maja Trochimczyk is a Polish-American poet, music historian and non-profit director based in Los Angeles.< Less
Into Light: Poems and Incantations By Maja Trochimczyk
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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... More > 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. Maja Trochimczyk, Ph.D., is a Polish American poet, music historian, photographer, and author of six books on music, most recently "Frédéric Chopin: A Research and Information Guide" (rev. ed., 2015). Trochimczyk’s five books of poetry include "Rose Always," "Miriam’s Iris," "Slicing the Bread," and two anthologies, "Chopin with Cherries" and "Meditations on Divine Names."< Less
Chopin With Cherries: A Tribute In Verse By Maja Trochimczyk
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This anthology of contemporary poetry celebrates the 200th birth anniversary of Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849). The volume presents 123 poems by 92 poets, including: Sharon Chmielarz, T. S. Eliot, ... More > Charles Ades Fishman, Linda Nemec Foster, Emily Fragos, John Z. Guzlowski, Lola Haskins, Oriana Ivy, Lois P. Jones, Leonard Kress, Emma Lazarus, Marie Lecrivain, Jeffrey Levine, Amy Lowell, Rick Lupert, Mira N. Mataric, Elisabeth Murawski, Ruth Nolan, Cyprian Kamil Norwid, William Pillin, Russell Salamon, Katrin Talbot, Mark Tardi, Devi Walders, Kath Abela Wilson, and others. The book is illustrated with vintage Chopin postcards and includes one translation - of "Chopin's Piano" by Norwid. The editor, Dr. Maja Trochimczyk, is a Polish-American poet, music historian, photographer, and translator. She published four books on music, two books of poetry, and hundreds of articles and poems.< Less
Into Light: Poems and Incantations By Maja Trochimczyk
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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... More > 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. Maja Trochimczyk, Ph.D., is a Polish American poet, music historian, photographer, and author of six books on music, most recently "Frédéric Chopin: A Research and Information Guide" (rev. ed., 2015). Trochimczyk’s five books of poetry include "Rose Always," "Miriam’s Iris," "Slicing the Bread," and two anthologies, "Chopin with Cherries" and "Meditations on Divine Names."< Less
Chopin with Cherries: A Tribute in Verse By Maja Trochimczyk
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This anthology of contemporary poetry celebrates the 200th birth anniversary of Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849). The volume presents 123 poems by 92 poets, including: Sharon Chmielarz, T. S. Eliot, ... More > Charles Ades Fishman, Linda Nemec Foster, Emily Fragos, John Z. Guzlowski, Lola Haskins, Oriana Ivy, Lois P. Jones, Leonard Kress, Emma Lazarus, Marie Lecrivain, Jeffrey Levine, Amy Lowell, Rick Lupert, Mira N. Mataric, Elisabeth Murawski, Ruth Nolan, Cyprian Kamil Norwid, William Pillin, Russell Salamon, Katrin Talbot, Mark Tardi, Devi Walders, Kath Abela Wilson, and others. The book is illustrated with vintage Chopin postcards and includes one translation - of "Chopin's Piano" by Norwid. The editor, Dr. Maja Trochimczyk, is a Polish-American poet, music historian, photographer, and translator. She published four books on music, two books of poetry, and hundreds of articles and poems.< Less
Rose Always - A Court Love Story By Maja Trochimczyk
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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. The book includes paraphrases of... More > actual court records and allusions to the medieval tradition of courtly love. Inspired by The Songs of Songs, with its surreal mixture of the erotic and the spiritual, as well as by centuries of love poems, from Sappho to Milosz, this poetry collection is Maja Trochimczyk’s fourth book, following a series of music studies (After Chopin: Essays in Polish Music, 2000; The Music of Louis Andriessen, 2002; and Polish Dance in Southern California, 2007). This edition features ten different poems, new illustrations, and a revised, happy ending.< Less
Miriam's Iris, or Angels in the Garden By Maja Trochimczyk
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The genesis of this poetry collection includes years of travelling and an internal journey leading to a serene California garden. The map of the stages on the journey is created by the appearances of... More > 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 timeless wisdom. Eros and Thanatos are Greek twins; Amor is their baby cousin. Eloe died of sorrow and Ellenai carried her on his wings in Juliusz Slowacki’s romantic drama, Anhelli. Sophia needs no introductions, since she is the wise Queen, the best friend of Rumi and Christian mystics. Nature mysticism is captured in vignettes of words (Interludes and the In Passing series) and images (44 color photographs of Southern California trees, flowers, rocks, and mountains). The author, Maja Trochimczyk is a Polish-American poet, music historian and non-profit director based in Los Angeles.< Less