Dr. Maja Trochimczyk is a poet, music historian, photographer and non-profit director born in Poland, educated in Canada, and living in California (www.trochimczyk.net). She published three books of poetry: Rose Always and Miriam’s Iris, Moonrise Press, 2008; and an anthology Chopin with Cherries: A Tribute in Verse, Moonrise Press, 2010, celebrating the 200th birth anniversary of this composer with 123 poems by 92 poets. Her poetry and photographs appear in the Clockwise Cat, Ekphrasis, Epiphany Magazine, Loch Raven Review, Magnapoets, Quill and Parchment, Phantom Seed, poeticdiversity, Sage Trail, San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, The Huston Literary Review, and anthologies by Poets on Site, Emerging Urban Poets, and more. HShe wrote four books on music (After Chopin: Essays in Polish Music; The Music of Louis Andriessen; Polish Dance in California; and A Romantic Century in Polish Music) and hundreds of peer-reviewed and popular articles, essays, and interviews on music and culture. Dr. Trochimczyk serves as Officer (Newsletter Editor) on the Board of the Polish American Historical Association. She has recently been elected Poet Laureate of Sunland-Tujunga for 2010-2012, and President of Helena Modjeska Art and Culture Club.