Maria McCrae is a poet and long-time denizen of Chicago’s poetry scene. A veteran of the Vietnam War and former U.S. Marine, she has also held a place on Chicago’s Slam team in the annual national slam competition for eight consecutive years. She has a B.A. in Theater and Liberal Arts from the University of Maryland.

The following audio selections (with the exception of the last) were recorded at a reading given by Ms. McCrae at Healy’s Westside in Forest Park, Illinois in January of 2000. The last bonus track was recorded in the Chopin Theater at a reading given for Chicago’s Guild Complex.

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