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Poetry is like painting a poet's work is never done.


Background Information

 I grew up with the ocean breeze in a small town on the East Coast.  I am the daughter of a musician and I used to sing with my father, which gave me a love for music and the words.  Poetry has always been a passion of mine but I never applied myself to writing until I returned to college.  I started putting my feelings down and sharing with my friends and family.  Soon the words started flowing. My style of writing is considered a form of lyrical poetry that crosses between polyrhythmic poetry and free verse, a form of cadanced prose.  I enjoy free verse, open form, prose and nontraditional rhyming poetry.  I am happily married, a mother of two, and a grandmother of five.  I write my poetry from my friends and family's lives as well as my own life.  Sometimes I will see something that makes me want to write a poem.  I write as a hobby and try to avoid logic, leaving the mind to think and imagine in a lot of my writing.  It is my escape from my structured life.

Birth Place
St. Augustine, FL USA
Accomplishments

Three of my newer poems have won poetry challenges, contests and awards.

"Web Of Lies" won an Editor's Choice Award and is scheduled to be pulished in the new book "Immortal Verses" by poetry.com.

"Where Is The Love" and "Gentle Breeze" have won poetry challenges.

BS in Criminal Justice

BA in Psychology

Certificate in Criminal Profiling

Certificate in Behavioral Forensics

AA in Pre Law / Pre Med

Certificate in Dental and Medical Business Administration

Additional Information

Well, it has been a while since I let everyone know what I am up to. So here is the update. I put my last publication on hold to take a sabatical. During my sabatical I have worked on my book revisions, worked on my book "The Keeper of Dreams", "Magical Fairy Dust", "Desires of the Heart", "Eternal Longing", and a book I am writing with a friend "Castle Sanctuary" as well as editing a book for a friend "The Lonely Poet". I am also going to school full time as a graduate student working on three masters degrees.



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