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Shirley Satterfield Shirley Mandel Satterfield is a Baltimore girl from way back who was raised in the rough and tumble world of a steelworkers family and writes Christian poetry, memoirs and nonfiction. She has lived to survive a life fraught with domestic violence, child abuse, and mental illness and writes to help others to survive the same kinds of things. After becoming a radiology technician, she went on to serve in the U.S. Army and later on in life attended Averett University in Danville, Virginia as a nontraditional student earning two B.A. degrees in English and journalism and was awarded the Ember Award for Excellence in Poetry by the campus literary magazine. She was also named correspondent of the Day by the Richmond Times Dispatch for a letter she wrote to the editor concerning the importance of compassionate treatment and the acceptance of the mentally ill by society.
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Forrest Gander: The 2019 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Poetry

  Forrest Gander is the renown award-winning poet and translator who won this current year's Pulitzer prize for his book Be With. Be with is...

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The Definition of Old

by: Shirley Satterfield What is old? Old is only a perception, A down and dirty Worldly-wise deception. No one that trods this sod Is old compared to Moses or dirt, Or...

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Walt Whitman: The Great American Bard

Walt Whitman: The Great American Bard Walt Whitman was an innovative poet who went down in history as America's most influential bard because of his...

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Lord Byron: Idealistically Romantic

Lord Byron: Ideally Romantic George Gordon Byron the 6th was as baron born in a family of men with a checkered past. His father was...

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The Japanese Haiku Master, Matsuo Basho

Japanese Haiku Master, Matsuo Basho: Simply Natural Simplicity, contrasts, and opposites in nature are what constituted the three-line poems of Japan's most important bard, Matsuo...

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Celebrating my Birthday

by: Shirley Satterfield Happy birthday, self, everything ‘s okay now. You are making it. You’ll be just fine Until the day of of your competition. At 67 years young Life...

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Bob Dylan: The Conscience of a Counter-Culture

Bob Dylan: The Conscience of a Counter-Culture He moved a generation to action with these heart-probing lyrics in which he questions the purpose of racism...

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Dylan Thomas: The wise and Wanton Poet

by: Shirley Satterfield .Dylan Thomas: The Wise and Wanton Poet Dylan Thomas, Wales' most distinguished poet, was a consummate poet of...

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Wise Poets from the Present

by: Shirley Satterfield Lin-Manuel Miranda: The Man Who Elevated Rap Rap music, it seems that one either loves it or hates...

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Lin-Manuel Miranda: The Man Who Elevated Rap

Lin-Manuel Miranda: The Man Who Elevated Rap Rap music, it seems that one either loves it or hates it, And I think that one is...

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Edgar Allen Poe: The Spooky Poet

Edgar Allen Poe, born in January 1849, liked to weave tales of mystery and macabre. And he often delved into the inner workings of...

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The Paper

by: Shirley Satterfield .The Paper The scholar and the printer Work to put the Paper out; One strains every fiber in his brain While the other his sinewy arms...

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Edgar Allen Poe: The Spooky Poet

by: Shirley Satterfield Edgar Allen Poe, born in January 1849, liked to weave tales of mystery and macabre. And he often delved into the inner...

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James Joyce: Ireland’s Premiere

by: Shirley Satterfield James Joyce: Ireland's Premiere Artist James Joyce was born in February of 1882 the Irish city of Dublin...

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All These Gifts

by: Shirley Satterfield Earth is a gift. Life is a gift. Art and Nature together are yet another gift. But all these gifts we so enjoy Will give way...

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Wise Poets of the Present: Nikki Giovanni

by: Shirley Satterfield Nikki Giovanni: The Voice of Triumph in the Aftermath of a Mass Shooting On April 16, 2007 there was an unusual sound ringing...

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John Milton: The Great English Scholar Poet

by: Shirley Satterfield John Milton: The Great English Scholar Poet Born in London in the year of 1608 Milton lived...

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Wise Poets from the Past

by: Shirley Satterfield Langston Hughes:The Harlem Voice Prophetic Pain and Hope ...

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