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Bozena Helena Mazur-Nowak
Bozena Helena Mazur-Nowak was born in 1958 and comes from Opole (Poland). In search of work she migrated to the UK. She lives in Merstham near London. Her poems were published on web portals such as Poetry London and Kronikarz-Citizen Magazine. Bozena Helena’s literary debut was the line "our love" (2011), which won first place in the competition of one line. This poem and many others, was published in the pages of The Polish Observer, Angora. The poet has released three volumes of poetry. The first "on the banks of the river called life" in 2011, the second "ticket to the Happiness station" in 2012, the third "on the departure bridge " in 2013. In July 2013 a book of selected poems in English, was released under the auspices of the International English Association (IPPA), based in London (UK).
The following work is Copyright © 2013, and owned by Bozena Helena Mazur-Nowak and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
Suddenly fell on me today in the garden
Touched my neck and flow over shoulders
This scatterbrain no thought to give me a break
When he stopped I dreamy whispered
I am currently Sophomore Creative Writing major at the University of Southern California. I was born and raised in Pasadena, California, and have two older sisters (23, 21) and a younger brother (12). I began to enjoy writing when I took a Creative Writing course during my last year of high school. My newfound passion for craft inspired my college personal statement about my grandmother’s southern apple pie recipe, and how its legacy has influenced my relationships with taste and memory. In late Spring of last year, I was accepted to the Kenyon Review Summer Writer’s Workshop, and the UC Berkeley SCWP Creative Non-Fiction Workshop. Within one week of attending the Berkeley program, I contacted my USC major advisor to switch from the History to Creative Writing major. I am currently studying under the world-renowned Poet and Professor, Dana Gioia, and have found that my love for writing translates into various modes of craft such as Creative Non-Fiction and Lyric Poetry. My words never fail to find some page; maybe in notes on iPhone, in stained back of a Coffee Bean receipt, or even in the inner crack of course texts binding. Thought drives these words, creating a connection between my self and something more, beyond what my eyes were taught to see. Visit Maya on the web here.
The following work is Copyright © 2013, and owned by Maya Richard-Craven and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
Bound in Black
I, too, had known Despair,