Courier Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of “A Lifetime of Verse,” a collection of poems by retired educator Sandra R. Pound, Ph.D., of Swansea.
In her book , Pound takes the reader by the hand and leads the way through hallways that wind through love, marriage, children, nature, life and death, and, ultimately, God.
Whether recalling her wedding day (when “Both became the byword”), or “memorizing children’s laughter that bounced around the walls and halls,” or inquiring of a helicopter how it goes up and down “like a giant mosquito hawk,” she dives headfirst into both the ordinary and the divine and emerges with a distinctive but honest take on life.
“I love the way you can get lost inside a poem’s winding hallway,” she writes in the book’s first poem. “You are inside the poem until you have read it all. But after you have read it through, the poem is inside of you.”
Pound taught high school English for more than 30 years. She and her husband live in the country on a place they call Dogwood Hill, where she enjoys writing books and raising daylilies, peacocks and a few chickens.
Connie Hardwick Singleton, a friend and pastor’s wife who wrote the book’s foreword, said Pound’s “voice resounds with her faith.”
“A Lifetime of Verse” can be purchased for $13.95 directly from the author or through major online booksellers including BarnesandNoble.com and Amazon.com. Pound is also available for public readings, book club meetings and other engagements and can be reached at email@example.com or 803-466-2052.
Pound is the author of several books, including “The Angels’ Greatest Message,” “Wade Hampton Richardson of Britton’s Neck, S.C.” and “Money: A Novel” and has written numerous magazine articles.