Parthenia M. Hicks

1569 Whiterock Circle
San Jose, CA 95125
Phone: 
408.540.8997

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

Anthologies: 
The Call: An Anthology of Women's Writing
(Dragonfly Press, 2009)
Journals: 
Chest, Red Wheelbarrow, The Montserrat Review
Performances: 
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment
(2010)
, Center for Spiritual Enlightenment
(2013)
, De Anza Theatre
(2012)
, Harker Speaker Series/Silicon Valley Reads
(2013)
, Los Gatos Council Chambers
(2011)
, Triton Museum of Art
(2011)
Prizes Won: 
--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

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet, Spoken Word Artist
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Mixed Race
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Portsmouth
Raised in: 
Portsmouth, VA
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Last updated: Feb 10, 2016