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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
A Romantic Century in Polish Music By Maja Trochimczyk
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This volume brings together a series of essays on some of the less known aspects of music culture in Poland in the 19th century. Eight studies are presented chronologically, including such topics... More > as: careers of women composers, Karol Lipinski's concert tours and violins, Henryk Wieniawski, Polish reception of Wagner, images of composers by Polish music critics, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, and Feliks Nowowiejski. Authors, based in Poland, Germany and the U.S. include eminent scholars specializing in Polish music of the 19th and 20th centuries: Magdalena Dziadek, Maria Zduniak, Martina Homma, Krzysztof Rottermund, Krzysztof Szatrawski, and Maja Trochimczyk.< 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
Meditations on Divine Names By Maja Trochimczyk
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"Meditations on Divine Names" is an anthology of contemporary poetry, featuring 140 poems by 64 poets associated with diverse spiritual traditions. Their poems represent: various branches... More > of Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Kabbalah, Wicca, Sukyo Mahikari, and ancient Greek, Egyptian, Hawaiian, and Slavic religions. The book is divided into ten paired sections: Naming, Names, Earth, Water, Air, Fire, He, She, Being, and Loving. The editor, Maja Trochimczyk is a poet, music historian, photographer and non-profit director. Born in Poland and educated in Poland and Canada, she published four books of music studies and three volumes of poetry. She describes herself as a Catholic mystic.< Less