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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


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


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Resculpting (Paper Boat Press, 1995)


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

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


Freelance writer, The Buffalo News, 2000-01



Lynda Hull


Nikki Finney

Charles Simic

Dolores Kendrick

M. Nourbese Philip

Jana Harris

Lynn Emmanuel

Tim Seibles

Cornelius Eady



Birth Place
Buffalo, NY Erie

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

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