My Poems in Going Off-Grid

Check out my poems in Going Off-Grid, published by Down in the Dirt.

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"Old Frog"
poem wins second place

At the awards ceremony held by the Arts Council of York County to announce winners of their Literary Competition, my narrative poem "Old Frog" placed second.

One of the perks of winning was the limelight -- just long enough to read my poem aloud to other writers attending the virtual event.

"Old Frog" will be published in Cotton Alley Writers' Review, a publication of York County, SC.

$12 from Main Street Rag Publishing

Poems about being me, well, sometimes it's not me. The past that's always present. We live in the moment but that moment owes much to our parents, grandparents and ancestors. Poems here remind us of our debt to the past.

Take a look. Buy this book!

Here's the link to Main Street Rag

and the page to order.

A plantation owner and the slaves who tolerated or hated him...the unadorned Antebellum South.

Copyright Bonnie Stanard

Time Carries All Things Away


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