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.
CREATIVE ARTS PRIZE
"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.