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Monika Rose's Biography

Member Info

San Andreas
May 2010

Monika Rose, from the Mountain Ranch area of Calaveras County, edits Manzanita: Poetry and Prose of the Mother Lode and Sierra, and has been published in Tule Review, Rattlesnake Review, Poetry Now, Mindprint Review, Squaw Valley Review, The Journal, Refrigerate After Opening, Mokehellion Review, and others. She runs a small literary press in the foothills with a talented staff -- Manzanita Writers Press, a nonprofit member of the Calaveras County Arts Council Literary League  www.manzapress.com.  Her work appears in Shadows of Light, an anthology of poetry and photography of the Sierra with work in a new Yosemite poetry anthology by Scrub Jay Press called Yosemite Poets. Her new collection of poems, River by the Glass, by Glen Hill Publishing, is available from her web site (www.monikarosewriter.com)  and is available on Amazon as an eBook and at Small Press Distribution as a print edition. She is working on a DVD production of her poetry set to her own music, photography and film clips, projected for 2013 release. She is currently writing a semi-humorous thriller, a novel about surveillance and voyeurism, and another book of fiction based on her parents’ WWII war stories in Europe. Her bread-and-butter vocation is English teacher full time and free lance manuscript editor for fellow writers.


Theodore Roethke, Wm. Carlos Williams, Emily Dickinson, and so many more.

Upcoming Works

Short fiction pieces
Novel-in-progress: EYE See Beyond You


GlenHill Publications, Soulsbyville, CA
Manzanita Writers Press
Writers Unlimited

Interests & Hobbies

Writing poetry and fiction, Composing piano vignettes, walks in the forest, editing friends' and colleagues' manuscripts, facilitating and leading writing workshops, reading wildly, widely, narrowly, and everything in sight.