Francesca Marguerite Maxime

Brooklyn, NY 11218
508 922 2004

Author's Bio

Francesca Marguerite Maxime is the author of "Re-Routed: verse for the human animal" published in 2013, and "Rooted: a verse memoir," published by NYQ Books in 2012. She is also a broadcast journalist currently anchoring the news at Ebru TV. She was previously a reporter with WPIX/PIX11 news in New York City. Her poems have appeared in the New York Quarterly, the Paterson Literary Review, and Lips. She won an honorable mention for her poem, Christmas Cards, in the 2012 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards, and is being nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry. She resides in Brooklyn and graduated from Harvard University.

Publications and Prizes

Rooted: a verse memoir
(NYQ Books, 2012)
Prizes Won: 
Honorable Mention, 2012 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards, for 'Christmas Cards' Pushcart Prize Nominee, 2013, for 'My Grandmother Sends Me Silky Nightgowns'

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Facts About the Moon by Dorianne Laux
Cold Comfort by Lyn Lifshin
One Secret Thing by Sharon Olds
The Book of Men by Dorianne Laux
The Trouble Ball by Martin Espada

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Haitian American, Hispanic, Italian American, Latino/Latina, Mixed Race, Other
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Boston, MA
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Last updated: May 18, 2013