Mary Julia Klimenko

Vallejo, CA 94591
707 334-6983

Author's Bio

Mary Julia Klimenko obtained her BA & MA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University where she taught Creative Writing for two years before returning to school to get a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. She divides her time between her private psychotherapy practice and writing. She has a chapbook published by Spire Press, Source Vein, is published in numerous literary journals and has three limited edition books in print in collaboration with artist, Manuel Neri. She’s been his primary model and collaborator for the past four decades.

Publications and Prizes

She Said, I Tell You It Doesn't Hurt Me
(Brighton Press, 1990)
, Territory
(Brighton Press, 1993)
Another Chicago Magazine, Bayou Magazine, Berkeley Poetry Review, Bitter Oleander, Cadillac Cicatrix, California Quarterly, Confluence, Controlled Burn, decomP, Ellipsis, Fox Cry Review, Gargoyle Magazine, Green Hills Literary Lantern, Hurricane Review, Kalliope, Limestone, New Letters, Oxford Magazine, Poet Lore, Primavera, Rio Grande Review, Seattle Review, Ship of Fools, South Carolina Review, South Dakota Review, Sulphur River Literary Review, The Griffin, West Wind Review, Wild Violet, Willow Review, Wisconsin Review
Source Vein
(Spire Press, 2006)
Prizes Won: 
Browning Society Award for Dramatic Monologue

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Bite Down Little Whisper by Don Domanski
My Heart is That Eternal Rose Tattoo by John Yau
We Are Many by Pablo Neruda

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Irish American, Portuguese American
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Vallejo, CA
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Last updated: Mar 26, 2016