About the Author

Maria Famà is the author of seven books of poetry. Her work appears in numerous publications and has been anthologized. In 2018, she was awarded Second Prize in the 2018 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards.

Famà has read her poetry in many cities across the United States, read one of her stories on National Public Radio, co-founded a video production company, and recorded her poetry for CD compilations of music and poetry.

Maria Famà did her undergraduate and graduate work in History at Temple University. Famà’s poems were awarded the 2002 and 2005 Aniello Lauri Award in Creative Writing. She appears in the film documentaries “Prisoners Among Us,” “Pipes of Peace,” and “La Mia Strada: My Way” reading her poems. In 2006 she was awarded the Amy Tritsch Needle Award for Poetry.

Her latest books of poems, Other Nations: an animal journal, was published by Pearlsong Press in 2017 and Mystics in the Family was published in 2013 by Bordighera Press. Maria Famà lives and works in Philadelphia. She is available to do readings and workshops.

Maria with the book Looking for Cover

Beach Bards Reading 2017, debut of Other Nations: an animal journal

Sea Isle City, NJ

Skeeter and Maria