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.
ellen (aug) 'windy' lytle was raised in Flushing, Queens, and on Long Island in a 'God fearing,' Polio challenged, family. She eloped, quit school at sixteen, had two children by 18 and a third five years later. She has been published in many books, reviews, and journals as well as on-line. lytle was a newspaper editor and a downtown arts reporter from 1989-1994, and even a fashion model for five minutes. She currently teaches creative writing at Bronx Community College and public libraries on Staten Island, and lives in NYC w/musician mike lytle, her dog, goode, and cat, chance. Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA