New Work in the Studio — August, 2015



Poetry Publication Update: July, 2015


(MPW/ink drawing on page from discarded book; 7/15) 

With gratitude to the journals and poetry editors who have accepted these poems for publication:

"The Amish Girls; 1952" and "First Lesson from Grace: At Twelve" appear in the Spring, 2015 issue of Watershed Review.

"At the Kitchen Table" appears in Raleigh Review Vol. 5, No. 1 (Spring, 2015).  An audio file can be found here.

"Journey with Catullus — November, 2000" and "Praise Enough" are featured online at ArLiJo, Vol. 78

"First Gift", "Dreaming the Never Born", and "Secrets", and a brief Q&A section are included in issue 73 of Prime Number Magazine.  



Upcoming Poetry Workshops (2) - The Writer's Center, Bethesda, MD

The Poem Starts HERE!

2/10 - 3/16/16 - Wednesdays  -  10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.  (6 sessions)

Honoring William Stafford's dictum: "Writer's block?  Lower your standards!", in this workshop we'll put together a toolbox of exercises and strategies for jumping into the poem's first draft without hesitancy or over-thinking.  Revising these drafts toward finished poems to be shared in workshop will open up discussion on matters of craft and the often mysterious and unpredictable ways that language itself works to lead the making of the poem forward.  

Intermediate level



Reading as Apprenticeship:  International Poetry

2/18-4/7/16 - Thursdays - 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.   (8 sessions)

“Languages are many,” said Russian poet Andrei Voznesensky, “poetry is one”. This workshop will focus on a close reading of international poetry as a window into landscapes, histories, cultures, different from our own but tied to the universal nature of what it means to be human. Poets we’ll read, in translation, include: Holub, Popa, Brecht, Bachmann, Herbert, Szymborska, Follain, Tranströmer, Christensen, and others. Essays, when applicable, will be added to the mix. This is not a writing workshop per se, though the readings and conversation are guaranteed to widen the scope of one’s own writing.

All levels

Further info can be found at The Writer's Center or by emailing Marie Pavlicek-Wehrli at pavlicekmarie@hotmail.com.


New Work in the Studio: Altered Poetry Book Collage


New Work in the Studio I - Monotypes







Early Book Arts and Letterpress Explorations......




("A man on his knees is building his house....", first line from a poem titled "A Man and His House" by MPW; 14" x 11")


Altered 19th c. Poetry Book Collages



Work Update: "Crossing Blue"

"Crossing Blue" - oil on canvas, 53" x 64", 2013