Publications

Julia Pearl in the Grocery Store Again | Dunende: November 2017

After Many Years, At Night When, Water Night, Poetry Tonight | December; www.poetrytonight.com: 1999

Against the Storm, Just Again, The Bitter Oleander; Volume 8, Number 2; Fayetteville, New York: 2002

Amnesia, The Suisun Valley Review; Spring 1993; Cordelia, California: 1990

And Suddenly, Clock Ticking Loudly, The Berkeley Poetry Review; Issue 33; Berkeley, California: Winter, 2001

Apple Tree, Poem; 2008

April 23, Church Bells, New Letters; Volume 45, Number 1; Kansas City, Missouri: 1978

Arrogance of Desperation, No.2, If I Had Held, Curving Down the Window, Suisun Valley Review; Spring, 1985; Cordelia, California: 1985

At the Gas Station, Wisconsin Review; Volume 36, Issue 3; Oshkosh, Wisconsin:                 Summer 2002

At the Gas Station, Carquinez Poetry Review; Number 1; Concord, California: 2003

Beef Stew, San Francisco Browning Society; 1981 Issue; Second prize, Dramatic Monologue; San Francisco, California: 1981

Body Language, Bogg Magazine; Arlington, Virginia: 2005

Bus Stop, Limestone; 2002 Issue; Lexington, Kentucky: 2002

Coming Home She Is Lost Again, Sunday, South Dakota Review; Volume 41, No.4; Vermillion, South Dakota: 2003

Coming to Get You, Phantasmagoria; 2004; White Bear Lake, Minnesota: 2004

Cowboy Love Song I, Cowboy Love Song II, South Carolina Review; Volume 40, No 1; Clemson, South Carolina: Fall 2007

Diego, Suisun Valley Review; Spring, 1982; Cordelia, California: 1982

Dogs in the Night, Texas Review; Volume 27; Huntsville, Texas: 2005

Down the Window, Suisun Valley Review; Volume 5, Number 1, Spring 1985; Cordelia, California: 1985

Dust and Drapes, Oxford Magazine; Volume XVII; Miami, Florida: 2003

Empty, Left Curve; No. 29; Oakland, California: 2005

Even If We Can’t Cry  We still Take Up Space, Suisun Valley Review; Spring, 1983;   Cordelia, California: 1983

Explosion, How I Move, Sulphur River Literary Review; Volume XX, No 1; Austin,Texas: 2004

Failure to Make Clear, The Sky is the Confession, Rivers Edge; Volume XVIII, No 1; Edinburg, Texas: Spring 2005

Folkstone II, Carquinez Review; Issue One; Benicia, California: 2000

Folkstone V, Inedit Nouveau; Issue 145; Belgium: 2000

Four Straw Hats & Two Ribbons, California Quarterly; 2003; Orange, California: 2003

Having Had My Say, Kalliope;Volume XXV, No. I; Jacksonville, Florida: 2003

Heat and Darkness, Ship of Fools; No. 64, Winter 2010; University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande, Ohio: 2010

Home, The Weekender Magazine; April; Benicia, California; 1997

How I Move, Primavera; 1998; Chicago, Illinois: 1998

I Admit It, Cadillac Cicatrix; 2008, Carmel, California: 2008

Identification with the Scream Never Screamed, In the Face of Rejection, Confrontation; No. 90/91; Brookville, New York: 2005

If I Could Find You, Quiddity International Literary Journal; Volume 2.2, Fall/Winter 2009-10, Benedictine University, Springfield, Springfield, Illinois: 2009

If We Take It from the Geese We Will Not Be Afraid to Fly, Transfer; Issue Forty-One; San Francisco, California: 1981

I Live On the Sea, I Want You to Understand, Feminist Poetics; Volume I, San Francisco, California: 1984

In the Hollow, Ellipsis; Volume 46, Westminster College; Salt Lake City, Utah: 2010

I Need, Fox Cry Review; Volume 31; Fox Valley, Wisconsin: 2005

I Need, Phoebe; 2006; George Mason University, Fairfax, VA: 2006

In Other Words, Transfer; Issue 45, Spring; San Francisco, California: 1983

I’ve Been Holding Myself, The Suisun Valley Review; Spring, 1995; Cordelia, California: 1995

I Want You to Understand, Green Hills Literary Lantern; No. 15; Kirksville, Missouri: 2004

Just Again, Eclipse; 2002; Glendale, California: 2002

Letter to D #6, Another Chicago Magazine; 2009; Chicago, Illinois: 2009

Matter, Diner; Spring/Summer 2004; Worcester, Massachusetts: 2004

Midnight in Our Bodies, Controlled Burn; Spring, Volume XII; Roscommon, Michigan: 2003

No Matter Where, The Suisun Valley Review; Spring, 1994; Cordelia, California: 1994

No Matter Where, Broadside, Bookshop Benicia; April 1996; Benicia, California: 1996

Not In the Precise Image, West Wind Review; 21st Anthology; Ashland, Oregon: 2002

Piazza Alberica   Carrara, The Griffin; 2004; Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania: 2004

Panning for Gold, Schuylkill Valley Journal of the Arts; 2006; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 2006

Purgatory, Seattle Review; 2002; Seattle, Washington: 2002

Schizophrenic Series, Psychopoetica; Fall, 1990; Hull, England: 1990

Sounding My Own, IIInedit Nouveau; Issue 147; Belgium: 1999

Temporal Bone, Poet Lore; Volume 101, Number 1/2; Bethesda, Maryland: 2006

The Air in the Kitchen, The Suisun Valley Review; Spring, 1996; Cordelia, California: 1996

The Fuck You Song or The Arrogance of Desperation, No. 2, If I Had Held, Curving Down  the Window, The Sky Is the Confession, Verification of the Dream, Down Under, Folkstone I, Folkstone II, La Revue des Ressources: Sommaire; May; www.ressources.org/ Revue: 1999

The Sky Opens Up, Willow Review; Volume XXX; Grayslake, Illinois: 2003

The Way Summer, Art Well; Vol. 2; Benicia, California: 1984

Toasters; Cimmaron Review; Issue 142; Stillwater, Oklahoma: Winter, 2003

To Field a Dream; Gargoyle; No. 45; Arlington, Virginia: 2002

Unlock Me, Rio Grande Review; Fall 2008, Issue 32; University of Texas; El Paso, Texas: 2008

Verification of the Dream, The Suisun Valley Review; Spring, 1998; Cordelia, California: 1998

What I Feel, Hurricane Review; 2006; Pensacola, Florida: 2006

What Speaks to Me; Confluence; Volume 16; Marietta, Ohio: 2005

What the Rising River Left, The Pikesville Review; 2005; Pikesville, Kentucky: 2005

When I Am the Night Sky, Bayou Magazine; 2006, The University of New Orleans, New Orleans Louisiana: 2006

White Lies, Berkeley Poetry Review; Fall, 1983; Berkeley, California: 1983

Who Leads, Learn to Lie; La revue de La tache d’encre; www.cybertechs.qc.ca/prv/tache/hre.htm: March 2001

You Imagine, Spire Press; 2005; New York, New York: 2005


Mary Julia Klimenko received an MA in creative writing from San Francisco State University. After graduation, she taught creative writing for two years at SFSU before returning to school to obtain an MA in psychology. She is a licensed psychotherapist and hypnotherapist in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. She’s also worked with internationally known sculptor, Manuel Neri, since 1972 as his primary model and collaborator on limited-edition fine art books consisting of her poetry and his paintings.