Mary Julia Klimenko

Poet

Vallejo, CA 94591
Phone: 
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 the University of San Francisco 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 the artist, Manuel Neri. Before his retirement, she was his primary model and collaborator for four decades, from 1972 until 2014. mj@mjklimenko.com

Publications & Prizes

Books:
Territory (Brighton Press, 1993)
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She Said, I Tell You It Doesn't Hurt Me (Brighton Press, 1990)
Chapbook:
Source Vein (Spire Press, 2006)
Journals: , , , ,
Cadillac Cicatrix
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California Quarterly
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Confluence
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Controlled Burn
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Ellipsis
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Fox Cry Review
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Green Hills Literary Lantern
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Hurricane Review
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Kalliope
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Primavera
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Rio Grande Review
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Seattle Review
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Ship of Fools
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South Carolina Review
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Sulphur River Literary Review
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The Griffin
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West Wind Review
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Wild Violet
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Willow Review
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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

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Irish American, Portuguese American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Vallejo, CA
California
Raised in: 
Vallejo, CA
California
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Last update: May 23, 2019