Poetry. Women's Studies. The poems in this collection explore the life of the poet's mother who divorced in 1939, at a time when a woman divorcing was still frowned upon by society. This collection draws a picture of the artist and single mother who struggled with poverty, war, and the realities of daily life, yet still found beauty and comfort in her garden, and her art.
Joanna M. Weston is a full-time writer of poetry, short-stories, children's books and reviews. She has published over 2,000 poems in magazines, journals, and anthologies across North America and internationally. Her publications include a popular middle-reader, Those Blue Shoes, and a volume of poetry, A Summer Father. She lives in Shawnigan Lake, BC, with her partner, two cats, multiple spiders, a herd of deer, and two derelict hen-houses.Author City: SHAWNIGAN CAKE, BC CAN