Madronna Holden has taken the opportunity of her recent retirement from university teaching to concentrate on her first love-- poetry. Over 60 of her poems have appeared in Verse Daily (as poem of the day), the Bitter Oleander, Equinox Poetry and Prose, the
Clackamas Literary Review, the Timberline Review, Fireweed, and elsewhere. Her poems written in concert with the watercolors of David Wolfersberger painted on his 3500 solo bicycle tour of the West Coast, have appeared in Cold Mountain Review, Puerto del Sol, The Slippery Elm Literary Journal, the Chestnut Review, the Santa Clara Review, and elsewhere. Her chapbook, Goddess of Glass Mountains was published by Finishing Line in 2021.