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Marcie Eanes, the travelling poet of Racine, Wisconsin, reveals her darkest moments and the hope she has learned from endurance. She retells the story of her paralyzing accident, her brother who suffered from a serious disability and her care taking of him, and the strength of developing an identity that measures one's pride. This book cannot be forgotten or overlooked. It is powerful and touching, and will not stop at stunning you: it will also break and remake your heart. It will teach you the value of being a person in the world today. Includes many poems never before released in book format. Second edition.
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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508539758
  • 9781508539759

About Marcie Eanes

Marcie Eanes is an independent journalist whose work appeared in Seventeen and Essence magazines, along with A Cup of Comfort for Friends anthology series. Marcie's poetry career is flourishing while traveling the country to perform her work in New York, NY, Houston. TX and Los Angeles, CA. She has done readings at Bennett College in Greensboro, NC and Baylor University in Waco, TX. A graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, Marcie began her career as a newspaper reporter, working for the Grand Rapids Press, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Milwaukee Courier newspapers. Her writings have also appeared in the first anthology of the Muse for Women: Saying No to Violence Against Women, and From One Sphere to Another: Best of Harbinger Asylum 2010-2012. She worked on the Volunteer Development Team in 2003 which produced the first edition of Chicken Soup for the African American Soul. A member of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), Marcie was one of nine poets featured at their annual convention in 2009. Her poetry has been chosen to appear in the Austin International Poetry Festival (AIPF) anthology 2011-2013. Held yearly in Austin, TX., this poetry festival is the largest of its kind in the United States, and it attracts poets from all over the country as well as India, Australia and England. Marcie is author of the poetry collection, Sensual Sounds. Her first, Sensual Sounds explores love in all forms from family to that special someone. It can be purchased at and Her second poetry book, Passion's Zest, was released in September 2013. Passion's Zest encourages all to live life at its fullest. A resident of Los Angeles for nearly 15 years, Marcie now lives in her hometown of Racine, WI. She is fast becoming a fixture in Racine's thriving arts community. Grassroot Wednesday's (Racine) Open Mic & Performing Artists featured Marcie as part of Gallery Night 2013.
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