Member profile details
Toronto, Ontario CANADA
Puerto Rico-born María Helena Auerbach Rykov is a music therapist-researcher, editor, educator, and writer who currently lives and works in Tkaronto (Toronto). Her songs, fiction, poetry, and nonfiction appear in various venues. She freelances as a writing mentor and editor in multiple genres and disciplines, and serves as proofreader and copy editor for Pulp Literature Press. When not playing with words or music, this poet is a compulsive knitter and an ardent dandelion enthusiast, cyclist, and foodie. More at
"The advantage of poetry over life is that poetry, if it is sharp enough, may last." — Louise Glück
Languages and translation
PUBLICATIONS AND RECOGNITION
Books and other publications
some conditions apply: poems. [book] Inanna Publications, 2020.
music at a time like this. [compact disc] Music Therapy Services, 2006.
ESL editor for PEN Canada Writers in Exile.
BOOK THIS POET TODAY
Contact poet directly
Canada Poetry Tours (national)
Readings in Public Places (Toronto)
Poets in the Schools (Ontario)
National Poetry Month (national, April only)
Individual poem editing
Editorial services: detail
All levels of editing (substantive, structural , stylistic, copyedit, proofread).