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Poetry. WE BECAME SUMMER embodies a journey of awareness and transcendence, where an eclectic soundtrack continuously plays and steamy weather produces the sweetest fruit. Family and lovers may disappoint, but redemption is unearthed in familiar and other-worldly places, including ancestral roots. Open roads beckon where bikes give way to purring motorcycles. In these mini-tales imbued with wit and color, transition calls for abandoning convention: piano lessons, black clothes, and nostalgia. Technology doesn't hold all the answers. Nature speaks and teaches. Background music—jazz, soul, prog rock—represents landmarks. Arrival demands the right mix of detachment and resignation, a destination where one's anima can thrive.
Amy Barone is the author of WE BECAME SUMMER (NYQ Books, 2018), Kamikaze Dance, from Finishing Line Press, which recognized her as a finalist in the 2014 Annual New Women's Voices Chapbook Competition. Foothills Publishing released her first chapbook, Views from the Driveway, in 2008. Her poetry has appeared in Gradiva, Levure Litteraire, Paterson Literary Review, Sensitive Skin, and Standpoint (UK), among other magazines and anthologies. Barone has worked as a communications director at non-profit, government, and private organizations. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Villanova University and a Master degree from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Barone is a professional member of PEN America Center and belongs to the brevitas online poetry community that celebrates the short poem for which she handles public relations. She performs at spoken word events at venues in New York City, Northern New Jersey and Philadelphia. A native of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, she lives in New York City.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA