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Cecilia Woloch on a roll with Carpathia

Cecilia Woloch joined the BOA family in 2003 with her first book, Late. Anyone who has seen Cecilia read or taken one of her many writing workshops, knows what an adventurous poetic spirit she possesses. That spirit permeates every page of her just-released poetry collection, Carpathia. Here are some recent kudos for Carpathia. On the blog Writing the Polish Diaspora, we read, "Cecilia's poems are like those stories. They takes you by the hand and ask you to rest and breathe and listen to the songs in the wind, the voices from the past and the voices from faraway telling you their stories." Read the entire blog entry here [Writing the Polish Diaspora]. At The Huffington Post, Carol Muske-Dukes, Poet Laureate of California, includes Carpathia in her roundup of "three books... by women writers who confront the world in uncompromised fashion." Read the entire review here [The Huffington Post] There's nothing like hearing a poet talk about her work in her own words, so we encourage you to tune in when Cecilia is interviewed for the MOE Green Poetry Discussion. The interview will be broadcast online on blog talk radio on Sunday, Nov. 15, 10AM - 11AM (Pacific time). You can listen to the interview here [MOE Green Poetry Discussion]. In addition to all the other great publicity, Cecilia is in the midst of a jam-packed schedule of readings and appearances. She's all over the place! Take a look at our Author Events calendar and see when she's coming to your town: [BOA Author Events] Let's end this Cecilia Woloch update with a poem from Carpathia: ANNIVERSARY Didn’t I stand there once, white-knuckled, gripping the just-lit taper, swearing I’d never go back? And hadn’t you kissed the rain from my mouth? And weren’t we gentle and awed and afraid, knowing we’d stepped from the room of desire into the further room of love? And wasn’t it sacred, the sweetness we licked from each other’s hands? And were we not lovely, then, were we not as lovely as thunder, and damp grass, and flame? Woloch_2009_credit_Jim_Hall


  • Beautiful book, Cecilia. I keep it by my bed to read (or re-read) a few poems every night. Hope our paths cross someday.

    Wendy Mnookin on

  • On behalf of the BOA Board, I thank Cecilia for her beautiful words, and another great BOA title. It is thrilling to see her get the recognition she deserves for her luscious poetry!

    Bernadette Catalana on

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