Judith DeBoard Donnalley, who specialized in technical services and automation of library operations at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science of the University of Pittsburgh, before taking a position at East Carolina University to teach library and information science, has completed her new book "From the Mountains to the Coastal Plain: A Poet's Journey": a powerful collection of poems that reflect upon lessons learned from the author's past that have carried her through life, aiding her in appreciating the world and loved ones around her.
"This book of poetry is a compilation of memories and reflections of [my] journeys," writes Donnalley. "As a young teacher/librarian, [I] took a journey leaving the mountains of West Virginia and traveling to the eastern plain of North Carolina to teach at East Carolina University. Some of [my] poems look back to [my] days in West Virginia, and others reflect on [my] life in Eastern North Carolina.
"Journeys are not only taken in cars and jets but are also realized through the psyche, the mind, and spirit. The poem 'Across the River' deals with the journey through some hardship and how the experience can impact the traveler. Human relationship journeys, such as in 'Misunderstandings' tells how a faux pas between people can possibly build a stronger bond.
"The reader may identify with some of the [my] experiences in 'The Good Humor Truck.' Some humor has been sprinkled through when asking 'Where Are the Cupholders?' And we can't forget about journeys through love. To look for something of value in establishing a lasting union, turn to the poem 'Love's Foundation.'"
Published by Newman Springs Publishing, Judith DeBoard Donnalley's thought-provoking series examines various aspects of the author's life which have brought her to new understandings of the world, which she shares with her readers in the hopes of enlightening them to the world and the human condition. Through her poems, Donnalley takes readers on a beautiful journey through her mind, revealing the deepest parts of her inner self to those willing to accompany her toward a higher understanding of life.
Readers who wish to experience this inspiring work can purchase "From the Mountains to the Coastal Plain: A Poet's Journey" at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iBooks Store, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble.
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Original Source: Author Judith DeBoard Donnalley's New Book 'From the Mountains to the Coastal Plain' is a Compilation of Poetry That Reflects Upon the Author's Experiences in Life