Poem in your pocket
by Hawkins Teague
Apr 23, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Last Thursday was Poem in Your Pocket Day, which is part of April’s National Poetry Month. To celebrate, Eldora’s Books, Etc. invited local teacher and poet Brandy Woodall to read a few selections from her recently published book, “Living Over Caves.”

Woodall told the people who were present, which included a few of her students, that the poems in her book are meant to be representative of a woman’s life, from the time “you realize your femininity to motherhood.” She spoke of her childhood, which inspired many of the earlier poems in the book. She the western town she lived in was unpopulated that there were barely any churches. They lived in that region because her father was a scientist for the Department of Agriculture and he was doing research on the Big Bend Gecko. She said that when she was young, she often felt like the female character that follows her dad around while does experiments from the Nickelodeon TV show, “The Wild Thornberrys.”

Woodall’s readings ranged from sad to joyous. She read “Sink Hole,” which about losing her brother in a car accident, as well as several about spring. A few featured her daughter, Jordon, including one about learning how to swim. She said another, “Sunday,” celebrated Sunday afternoons, one of her favorite times of the week.

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