Maria Fama's poetry takes us into the hearts and souls of animals -- domesticated, feral, captive, free.Her poems challenge the notion that animals are on this planet solely for humans to use and exploit. Instead, the poems recognize the individuality of each animal with the view that animals are, as the naturalist Henry Beston saw them, "other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth."
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About the Author
Famà has read her poetry in many cities across the country, 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. She appears reading her poems in the films Prisoners Among Us, Pipes of Peace, and La Mia Strada.
Famà’s poems were awarded the 2002 and 2005 Aniello Lauri Award in Creative Writing. In 2006 she won the Amy Tritsch Needle Award for Poetry. Her recent books Looking For Cover (2008) and Mystics in the Family (2013) were published by Bordighera Press.
Maria Famà lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.