Maja Trochimczyk

Poet Laureate of Sunland Tujunga
2010 – 2012

Reading In Morning Light

Maja Trochimczyk, PhD, is a Polish American poet, music historian, photographer, and non-profit director. She is the author/editor of eight books on music and Polish culture, five poetry volumes and four anthologies, most recently We Are Here: Village Poets Anthology (with Marlene Hitt, 2020). A former poet laureate of Sunland-Tujunga, she is the founder of Moonrise Press, President of the California State Poetry Society, Managing Editor of the California Quarterly and Poetry Letter published by CSPS, and President of Helena Modjeska Art and Culture Club, promoting Polish culture in California. Hundreds of her poems, articles and book chapters appeared in English, Polish, and in translations. She read papers at over 90 international conferences and received many grants and awards from Polish, Canadian and American institutions. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee (2021) and the winner of the Creative Arts Prize from the Polish American Historical Association (2016).