About the Poet


Maraiba Christu (1951-2014)

IN HER OWN VOICE — The following is a brief bio that Maraiba wrote:

“Maraiba has been writing poetry for over a decade. Her work tends to explore the beauty and solace of the natural world, human connectedness, dreamlife, and wide awake presence. This one, celebrating the life of Pablo Neruda is one of a series she has written about poets whose life and work have inspired her own. Maraiba has read for World Poet’s Night Out and is currently compiling her first book for publication [titled “Chant Enormous Whisper”]. She is a long-time resident of Vancouver who is presently living and working for a time in Annapolis Maryland.

Poetry Displays:
Neruda Wall of Verse at the Vancouver Public Library – August 2001
Poem: “Neruda Century” selected for display
World Poetry Gala Celebration 2007, Peace Wall at the Vancouver Public Library – February 1 – 27, 2007
Poem: “Peace” selected for display

Invited to Read at:
World Poet’s Night Out, Vancouver – August, 2005
(Poems: Undefended Self, Poem for a Mad Monk, Morning Soundscape, Memorium, Freewheeling Night, Neruda Century, Revelation)

Poetry Events:
Poets and Painters show at the South Delta Artists Guild
March 26 (hanging of poems paired with artwork). Opening reception, March 29. Gallery open March 26 – April 30 (gallery open Thursdays – Sundays from 11 to 4).

World Poetry Electronic Newsletter, issue 33/The Nerudian Issue
(Poem: Neruda Century)”