Margaret Chula grew up on her grandparent’s tobacco farm on the banks of the Connecticut River where she explored eighty acres of woods and meadows. In her thirties, she traveled around the world with her husband, John, and then settled in Kyoto for twelve years, where she taught English and creative writing at universities. Maggie has published seven collections of poetry, including Grinding My Ink, which received the Haiku Society of America Book Award. She has been a featured speaker and workshop leader at writers’ conferences throughout the United States, as well as in Poland, Canada, and Japan. In 2010, she was appointed Poet Laureate for Friends of Chamber Music in Portland, Oregon. She also served as President of the Tanka Society of America from 2011-2015. Grants from Oregon Literary Arts and the Regional Arts & Culture Council have supported collaborations with poets, artists, musicians, photographers, and dancers. She lives in Portland, Oregon, where she hikes, gardens, swims, and creates flower arrangements for every room of the house.
Paperback: 88 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (April 4, 2017)