Writer & Poet

Writer & Poet

About Mary Julia Klimenko

I began writing poetry thirty-eight years ago. I studied at San Francisco State, obtaining my BA and MA in Creative Writing before I was hired to teach there for two years. I’ve been published in many literary journals in the United States and Europe and have three limited edition books in print in collaboration with sculptor, Manuel Neri, for whom I’ve been his primary model. About twenty years ago I bought a camera and took up photography, then did the same with paint and took up painting. Since I have an extensive education in writing poetry and short stories, I wanted to “feel” my way to photography and painting. Sometimes they feel their way to the trash can and sometimes I’m pleased with the results and some of those I’ll post on this website.

Mary Julia Klimenko