M.K. Streznewski is pleased to return as a contributor to Wild River Review. Her previous contributions included profiles of Stanley Kunitz and Donald Hall as well as several essays. Streznewski’s career has included theater, journalism, and teaching of creative writing on levels from high school to senior citizen. She has served as a workshop director at the annual conference of the International Women’s Writing Guild, poetry Editor of the Bucks County Writer, and poetry curator of the Writers Room, a non-profit writer center in Doylestown, PA.
A poet, fiction writer, and author of non-fiction, Streznewski’s most recent appearances have included teaching a poetry class at the Pearl Buck House in Dublin, PA and a dramatic reading of a 13-poem sequence based on her survival of open heart surgery in 2006. Called “Rending the Heart” it was staged as part of the annual Celebration of the Spoken Word by the Medicine Show Theater Company of Manhattan. Streznewski is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Woman Words and Rag Time, which are housed in Poet’s House in New York City. Her short fiction and poetry have appeared in national magazines. A non-fiction book, Gifted Grownups, the Mixed Blessing of Extraordinary Potential, appears in libraries world wide. Her short story collection, In the Eye of the Great Staring Moon, and novel, Watching Anna, are making the rounds of editors.