Maria van Beuren
Maria lives in an arena of greenery and animals. And from that comes a life of editing and writing. Her new tee-shirt says “STAY CLAM AND PROOFREAD.” We’re glad she proofed these poems to begin our New Year. We hope 2014 will be as inspired and prismatic as Maria’s work— thought without error. -- GC
Maria van Beuren lives and works at Toad Hall in New Hampshire. Toad Hall is a by-invitation-only writers’ and artists’ retreat and has its own imprint, Toad Hall Press. Maria is ably assisted in her various enterprises by her 8 dogs and the highly skilled Toad Hall Press Editorial Board. Maria’s chief pleasure in life is, during the days when there are no writers and artists in residence at Toad Hall, keeping nothing in the fridge but expensive champagne. Maria writes poetry, and has had some of her poems published, but she steadfastly refuses to take herself seriously. She won’t divulge anything about her invisible means of support, although she once was president of the American Society for Indexing.