Maria Garcia Teutsch’s collection, The Revolution Will Have its Sky, won the 2015 Minerva Rising chapbook competition, judge: Heather McHugh. She is a poet and editor. She has published over 20 journals of poetry as editor-in-chief of the Homestead Review, published by Hartnell College in Salinas, and Ping-Pong journal of art and literature, published by the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, California. She teaches poetry and creative writing online. She serves as president of the board of the Henry Miller Memorial Library, and is the founder and EIC of Ping-Pong Free Press.
“Love, sex, politics, and death are rendered vividly in The Revolution Will have its Sky, the poet’s lines miming in each poem some essence of personality. We recognize these people of intrigue from history and in our own mirrors. A stunning collection.” —Carol Frost, author of numerous collections of poetry, including Entwined: Three Lyric Sequences from Tupelo Press
Ilya Kaminsky on Maria’s Poetics: “Maria Garcia Teutsch is a poet who looks for lyricism and sensual flavor in our daily moments, and makes poems that ride on the human nerve, like Frank O’Hara told us the poet must.”
Monterey County Champion of the Arts nominee 2015, Monterey Arts Council
Gleason Teaching Award for Excellence, Hartnell College
Your task is not to seek for Love,
but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself
that you have built against it.