Maggie Rosen

Maggie Rosen lives in Silver Spring, Maryland. Most of her professional work has been as a teacher of English to speakers of other languages. Her poems have been published in Little Patuxent Review, Waccamaw, Cider Press Review, RiverLit, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Barely South, and Conclave, among other publications. 

She was a runner up in 2015 for the Montgomery Writes contest, and she also was a runner up in the Enoch Pratt Free Library/Little Patuxent Review Poetry Contest in 2016. Her poem was a finalist in the 2016 Bethesda Urban Partnership Poetry Contest.

Deliberate Speed of Ghosts

Maggie Rosen’s collection is a look back at a time of extreme racial tension and a snapshot of today. Her poems trace that tension from the 1960’s all the way up until the present. As the book progresses, it becomes all too apparent that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Rosen’s poems will move you and make you angry, hold you accountable and make you ask the looming question, “where do we go from here?”

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