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Parthenia M. Hicks

Author's Bio

Parthenia M. Hicks is the Poet Laureate Emerita of Los Gatos, CA. and a freelance writer and editor with a Masters of Divinity in Kriya Yoga. She teaches privately and performs and reads poetry in the Bay Area. Her recent work is featured in Song of Los Gatos/Poems of the Gem City; The Call: An Anthology of Women’s Writing; Remembering: An Anthology of Poems; Sweet Obsession: The Art of Lynn Powers, and Local Habitations, featuring the poetry of five Bay Area Poets Laureate; and in The Red Wheelbarrow and CHEST medical journal.

Publications and Prizes

The Call: An Anthology of Women's Writing (Dragonfly Press, 2009)
Chest, Red Wheelbarrow, The Montserrat Review
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment (2013), Harker Speaker Series/Silicon Valley Reads (2013), De Anza Theatre (2012), Los Gatos Council Chambers (2011), Triton Museum of Art (2011), Center for Spiritual Enlightenment (2010)
--Arts Council Silicon Valley Fellowship in the Genre of the Short Story --The Robinson Jeffers Tor House Poetry Prize --The Villa Montalvo Biennial Poetry Prize --Two Pushcart nominations, one for poetry and one for short story

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Head Off & Split by Nikky Finney, Poems New and Colledted by Wislawa Szymborska, You and Three Others are Approaching a Lake by Anna Moschovakis, Perma Red by Earling, Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Favorite Books:
Fugitive Pieces - Michaels The English Patient - Ondaatje The Glass Room - Mawer The Museum of Innocence - Pamuk Let the Great World Spin - McCann The Death of Vishnu - Suri Ceremony - Silko The Magus - Fowles
Favorite Authors:
Joy Harjo, Linda Pastan, Ruth Stone, Mary Oliver, Robert Bly, Jane Hirshfield, Rumi, Hafez, WS Merwin, Leslie Marmon Silko, AB Yehoshua

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Listing last updated: February 10, 2016

More Information

Listed as:
Poet, Spoken Word Artist
Gives readings?
Travels for readings?
Identifies as:
Mixed Race
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Born in:
Portsmouth, VA
Raised in:
Portsmouth, VA

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