Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Maja Trochimczyk Receives the 2016 Creative Arts Prize from the Polish American Historical Association

During the 74th Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, held on January 5-7, 2017, the Polish American Historical Association presented its Annual Awards for 2016 to a group of distinguished individuals, including Dr. Maja Trochimczyk who received the Creative Arts Prize for her poetry. In January 2016, Dr. Trochimczyk presented a reading of poems from "Slicing the Bread" at the 73rd Annual Meeting of PAHA, held in Atlanta, Georgia. 

The Awards were presented by PAHA's outgoing President and acclaimed literary scholar, Prof. Grazyna Kozaczka of Cazenovia College, NY, whose award citation is quoted below.

Dr. Maja Trochimczyk with President Grazyna Kozaczka, 
with Prof. Anna Mazurkiewicz in the background.


"The Creative Arts Award is bestowed on Dr. Maja Trochimczyk, for her achievements as a poet, especially in her two books dedicated to Polish victims of WWII, Slicing the Bread (Finishing Line Press, 2014), and The Rainy Bread (Moonrise Press, 2016). Her books of poetry include Rose Always, 2008; Miriam’s Iris, 2008; Into Light, 2016; and two anthologies, Chopin with Cherries, 2010, and Meditations on Divine Names, 2012. Dr. Trochimczyk served as Poet Laureate of Sunland-Tujunga, Los Angeles in 2010-2012 and was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2016."

Recognized by the Creative Arts Prize by the Polish American Historical Association

Published by Finishing Line Press, 2014.

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