A Walk FROM THE Sea
About the Book
This is a collection of poems written by Dr. Lancer over many years. The topics are varied. There are chapters about nature, people, one on the golden years, one about fairy folk, and there are two chapters devoted to poems for children. These Dr. Lancer wrote when she was teaching poetry writing to the gifted and talented students and, later, students in grades 3 through 5 with interest in creative writing. There is one chapter devoted to copying the format and rhyming styles of famous poets. The rewrites are often of different topics than the original but more updated and often humorous. Dr. Lancer is also a painter and has included a painting with an accompanying poem to head each chapter.
About the Author
Dr. Laurel Lorraine Lancer, PhD, is an artist and author. She has published two other books, both memoirs. This is her first book of poetry. The author taught forty-five years in both public and private education. She has had students from kindergarten through college. Her master’s degree is in special education, where she spent most of her teaching years working with the learning disabled. Her doctorate was in higher education and psychology. She is currently retired and volunteers part time, teaching creative writing and art. She has helped many of her students to get published in poetry anthologies for children.