Sunday, January 22, 2012

Awaken the Sleeping Poet

Awaken the Sleeping Poet at Barnes & Noble
Thursday, January 26, beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Margaret Mayberry and Carol Siskovic, are
two of San Antonio's jewels.  The poetry
of these two wonderful poets is both
hilarious and poignant.  They are unique
and wonderful poets.  Superlatives do
not do them justice.  Don't let anything
keep you from experiencing these two ladies.

Margaret Mayberry -- San Antonio, Texas
Since she was a child Margaret has always loved to write, both poetry and prose, but mostly she wrote prose.  In her twenties in England, she did a page regularly for a couple of magazines: one for the Michelin tire company in-house magazine and the other a magazine for truck drivers, i.e. a page for the wife.   They are not what she would call writing.  She wrote stories and essays and later memoirs for pleasure and writing groups, but not publication.   As an adult with children Margaret's life became busy and her writing took a back seat for many years.  Now in her senior years she can find time and started writing seriously about four years ago.   She has been published in The Awaken the Sleeping Poet Anthology, The Voices along the River Anthology, Poetry Society of Texas Book of the Year and the 2009 Texas Poetry Calendar.   She writes poetry because she enjoys it and hopes that her grandchildren will one day be interested in her poems. She belongs to several poetry writing groups, including the San Antonio Poets' Association. 

Carol M. Siskovic -- San Antonio, Texas
Carol said, "When you introduce me, I hope you keep it simple; just say that I love poetry -- reading it, listening to it,  writing it, sharing it.  Enough said.  That being said, here is some bio information about Carol.  She is a retired English teacher who has taught in the Philippine Islands, England, Mississippi, and Texas.  She ended her career teaching for Northside ISD and Alamo Community Colleges.  She has been the editor of several poetry anthologies, including the one for Texas Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts (TCTELA).  She is published in a number of anthologies, including POETRY AFTER LUNCH and Naomi Nye's IS THIS FOREVER OR WHAT?  She is a Founder of the San Antonio Poetry Fair, and a Founder of the Northside May Day Poetry Celebration for high school students.  She has also been a juror for the R&E JOURNAL, a publication of Abydos Learning International for which she is a writing and reading trainer.
Awaken the Sleeping Poet at Northwoods Barnes & Noble
Henderson Pass at 281 and 1604
Open mic from 7:00 to 9:00
Bring yourself, bring a poem, and bring a friend!
Your Host:
Floyd (Michaud) L. Lamrouex
(210) 656-3131