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A long time ago when Muriel Rukeyser said the world would split open if one woman told the truth about her life, this is the poetry she had in mind. ---Frances Mayes, author (Under the Tuscan Sun; The Discovery of Poetry )


Background Information

Education

Studied with Nancy J. Rekow, Bainbridge Island, 1994-96

Advanced Poetry Writing Certificate Program,  UW Seattle Extension, with Jana Harris, 1995-1997

MFA from UW (Seattle) 1996-1998

Writing

Web sites:

Blogger/Poet: www.themoxiebee.com

Contributing Writer:  www.eatdrinkmemory.com 

Featured Blogger: www.skirt.com/moxiebee

Chapbook:

Resculpting (Paper Boat Press, 1995)

Anthologies:

In Our Own Words: A Generation Defining Itself Vol. 4 (MW Enterprises, 2002), This Far Together (Haight Ashbury Literary, 1995)
 
Journals:

Coffeehouse Poets Quarterly, Convolvulus, Exhibition, Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal, Half Tones to Jubilee, Switched-On Gutenberg, Synapse,

Newspaper:

Freelance writer, The Buffalo News, 2000-01

 

Influences/Favorites:

Lynda Hull

Colette

Nikki Finney

Charles Simic

Dolores Kendrick

M. Nourbese Philip

Jana Harris

Lynn Emmanuel

Tim Seibles

Cornelius Eady

 

 

Birth Place
Buffalo, NY Erie
Accomplishments

-Recipient Migrant Special Education Fellowship, SUNY New Paltz, 2002-2003
-Recipient PEO Continuing Education Grant, 2002
-Recipient PEO Graduate Woman’s Award, 1997
-Recipient Scholarship, Univ. of WA, Graduate English, Creative Writing Dept., 1997
-Certificate of Recognition, Volunteer Internship CHILDFIND of America.
-Listed, Directory of North American Poets & Writers; 1996-present

Contact Information
TheMoxieBee.com
3419 Virginia Beach Blvd. A-36
Virginia Beach VA 23452   USA
Contact Author: Maura Alia Badji




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