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by Claudia Walters Reinhardt
Born in the Prairie State of Illinois, Claudia Reinhardt has lived in Colorado, Boston, and Iowa before taking root in the Great Plains. She has earned degrees from Illinois Wesleyan University and Emerson College. After a long career in corporate communications, she now lives near a prairie and is a freelance editor, writer, and tutor. Her poetry has appeared in numerous print and online journals and in anthologies. A chronically curious, lifelong learner, she is passionate about the environment, literacy, and wellness. She enjoys yoga, hiking, biking, gardening, traveling, and reading. Claudia and her husband, John, live in Lincoln, Nebraska.
The poems in Skating on the Sky focus on nature, family, community, the seasons, and the senses. The book is divided into several topical sections, each highlighted by inspiring quotations and beautiful color photographs taken by the author.
Claudia and I have a mutual friend who mentioned to me how much she enjoyed reading Skating on the Sky. Shortly thereafter, Claudia stopped by the store for her monthly book club meeting and gave me a copy of her lovely book of poetry. I am so impressed, not only with her poetry, but also with the gorgeous photographs she has included in her book. I've started reading the poems, just a few at a time, and I already have several favorites. April is National Poetry Month, so I plan to share one or two of Claudia's poems during the next few weeks. I think you'll enjoy them!
Note to local readers:
Saturday, April 9th at 2 pm
Barnes and Noble, SouthPointe Pavilions
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month with us as we welcome local poet Claudia Reinhardt to our store. Claudia will be reading selections from and signing her new book Skating on the Sky from 2:00 to 3:00PM. This book will make a great addition to your collection with each poem highlighted by inspiring quotations and beautiful color photographs taken by the author.
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