maria pace writes:
until recently, most of my experience with writing had been in childhood
and adolescence. i began writing poetry at the age of 9, and published
my first chapbook on construction paper in the 5th grade. in high
school, i was often asked to "explain" my writing assignments
to the teacher, who would give me an "A" anyway. i have
a novel-in-progress, Dr. Mortly's Space Adventure which
has garnered high praise from my sister monica and
the school librarian. however, the novel now exists mostly in my
mind. the last copy is on a corrupted
orange floppy disk. i refuse to disclose the whereabouts of the one
remaining paper copy.
i quit the poetry racket when i entered adulthood. i got a degree
in mathematics and computer science from bryn mawr college. but after
three years of programming cable set-top boxes, i turned to writing
once again. as a former painter and sketch artist, i now expresses
myself visually through photomontage. i live in philadelphia, pa,
with my two cats. i work as a software engineer, and am currently
the online editor for Philadelphia Arts Writers Newspaper. my poetry
recently appeared in Nth
Position Magazine and The
both as maria delvecchia.
maria's collected poetry and art can be found on her home site here.