by Ann Marton O'Keefe
Ann Marton O’Keefe is a contemporary international poet who poetically portrays love, life, loss, and the journey of discovery. O’Keefe takes the challenges and hardships of everyday experiences and turns them into an artist’s palette come to life. O’Keefe gracefully and courageously examines her intimate thoughts and emotions as she explores heart-wrenching betrayal by deception, grief, and the miracle of recovery.
Throughout her work, fear and courage emerge and take turns along a personal quest for life’s meaning. With insight and sensitivity, O’Keefe takes you on an emotional inner voyage that will help you recognize and heal your fears, confusion, and unhappiness, and discover the peace, love, and serenity you have been seeking. Each poem reflects the presence of spirituality we share in life. O’Keefe offers hope for the human spirit. This is a book with a message for everyone.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A resident of Allentown, Pennsylvania, O’Keefe graduated Summa Cum Laude from Cedar Crest College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Sociology and Summa Cum Laude from Kutztown University with a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling and Psychology. O’Keefe is employed as a supervisor in the Office of Aging and Adult Services by the County of Lehigh in Pennsylvania. O’Keefe is an international poet with several awards and numerous poems published in the United States and the United Kingdom. O’Keefe’s first book of poems, An Invitation to Be, was published in 2004.
O’Keefe has two children and four grandchildren and another on the way. A former competitive bodybuilder, O’Keefe loves weight training and Tai Chi. In her spare time, she enjoys scrap-booking and researching and writing about her family history.
(2007, paperback, 132 pages)
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