Veronica Michalowski has written an exquisite memoir of her family and transformed it into a work of art. Each member is graced with photographs, taken with simple family cameras, mostly by her father, but there are also formal acknowledgements of graduations and weddings. An artist and poet, Michalowski creates poems for every member of her family, a tribute with love and respect for each one, even for the child who only lives for a short time. All are counted and saluted in this magnificent compilation of family history, a unique gift to the living relatives and for the future generations who will be blessed with the knowledge of where and from whom they came. This, her second book, sets the bar for those who wish to record their family history in a manner compelling even to non-family members.
One Family of Poetry now available on Amazon click HERE
Veronica Michalowski has published in several anthologies, journals and in an on-line magazine. She holds a MA from California State University, Fullerton in Fine Arts and her design career focused in the fields of ideation, branding, package and display design. She received both national and international recognition for exceptional design work including two CLIOs. She lives in Claremont, California; this is her second book of poetry.
Her first book, Body Landscape, The Delights and Dregs of Dating, is also available on Amazon click HERE.
Because life is best when shared, a few years ago when I found myself single after a long marriage, I decided to start dating. These dates (some blind and some not) and encounters often grew into relationships, became indelible and included one engagement. I could not leave this planet without sharing such memorable events by writing this autobiographical poetry. And since all is not perfect in Datingland, I call this poetic group “BODY LANDSCAPE: The Delights and Dregs of Dating.”
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BRAVO, Veronica! “One Family of Poetry” is an outstanding family photo memoir with insightful poems featured with each set of photos. A glorious collection to be treasured by generations.