Poetry. These poems are uniquely about everyday life: getting up in the morning, sitting in the kitchen with pets, buying buttons and meeting a salesman, politics, polio, christmas, about time lost, love and beautiful children. The author, growing up in family with polio, living through 2 divorces and the sudden death of a husband, weaves us a story of a single mom brought 'home' through curiosity and the observation of the quirkiness of life anywhere around her: in Queens, Long Island, Switzerland, Vermont and New York City—that same quirkiness we all share. These poems will resonate with us all.
American poet Ellen Wendy ('windy') Aug Lytle, a former journalist, and newspaper reporter/editor, from nyc and Rupert, Vermont/ who currently, in dribs and drabs, wants to finish her memoir/novel 'bad fit'/ three books of poetry including, lettuce afternoon (ikon press), american goods (ikon press), HOMEFRONT (nyq press)/ two books of fiction: mss (linear arts press), factory fish (linear arts press). She's the recipient of the Surgam literary award, the Hudson valley writer's award, the 1989 Downtown Poetry Award. She is a former photographic model for 15 minutes! She sketches, paints, adores art, music and language. She's a mom/grandma in love w/children, animals, dance and baking. Elle lives in New York city (has taught writing for 5 years at the Bronx community college, now teaches for poets & writers, inc. Aug Lytle studied 'the craft of poetry' and playwriting w/William Packard. Her archives are in the 'special collections' of the Fales library, at New York University.