Collection of Poems

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Collection of Poems
by Annette Bent

Collection of Poems is a book of poetry that is written with a myriad of thoughts and emotions. It is a collection because it contains a hodgepodge of themes. Most of the poetry is a reflection of the authors personal life experiences. It also discusses the obstacles and challenges that face her daily. It is an authentic piece of art based on her philosophy and morals.

This book is intended to capture the attention of the reader who can identify with these emotions. Collection of Poems does not follow specific rules of traditional or conventional poetry; however, there is an emphasis of this constant comparing and contrasting things on opposite poled. The reader is constantly being reminded of this dual self: the good and the evil. No one is all bad or all good. In the best of us, there lies evil and in the worst of us, there is good.

About the Author

The author is a Jamaican-American who grew up in New York City. She migrated to the United States with her family in 1984. She is a woman in her forties who came from a lower-middle-class family. She is the daughter of a father who earned his living as a hydraulic pump operator before his premature death in 1980 and a mother who worked on Wall Street and was a criminal justice graduate from John Jay University in New York. The author was raised by her mother, who emphasized that education is very important. Her mother later remarried her stepfather in 1985, and she lived with her family for another few years before she left home for Stony Brook University. She soon realized she was not yet ready to attend college and withdrew from the university after one year. The author then decided to enter the labor market. She worked for at least ten years in the health field but later decided that she wanted to earn more money and maintain the prestige of her family. She returned to college and graduated from Hunter College (CUNY) with a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish and a minor in French. In 2006 she earned her masters in Spanish from CUNY.

Currently the author is employed with the New York City Department of Education. She enjoys working with children. The author hopes to publish different genres of literature in the near future.

(2011, paperback, 30 pages)