Loosely Collected : A Book of Poems
I've never really considered myself a poet. My writing efforts are typically focused more on fiction. However, over the years, I have written the occasional poem here and there. I have collected these random poems in notebooks and computer folders for years. Recently, I decided I should round them up and publish them in case someone should decide they are worth reading. I wrote some of these poems when I was a teenager; others while in my twenties. Most of those were free verse. In my thirties, I took a graduate-level course in writing poetry for children and young adults. That's when I began to experiment with forms other than free verse. I call this collection, "Loosely Collected," as I am unsure that it really has an overall theme like most poetry collections usually do. These poems range from some that are childlike in nature and suited for a young audience to those that are more suited for an adult audience. I have arranged them so that the most childlike poems come first, with the rest of the collection "maturing" as you read through it. Please enjoy the following sample poem from this collection: Less I wish I had less, could pack everything I own in the back of my car at a moment's notice, blocking the rearview mirror so there's no looking back as I drive away. If you would like to learn more about my writing and remain up-to-date on my current projects, please follow my blog at writeontheworld.wordpress.com.
- Paperback | 32 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 1.78mm | 95.25g
- 06 Jan 2014
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Amanda L Webster
Mandy Webster has a master of arts in English with a concentration in professional writing. She lives in central Illinois, USA with her two sons and her two cats. Visit her blog at writeontheworld.wordpress.com.