Nature's Joy

Prose Poems by Yvonne Martinez Ward, Ph.D.

by Yvonne Martinez Ward, Ph.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 23/02/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 62
ISBN : 9781469154527

About the Book

Yvonne Martinez Ward is a gifted poet who has written her first collection of prose poems. In Nature's Joy, the author reveals her ability to discover the extraordinary in the ordinary. She writes about the richness of nature in simple details, true emotions and in a lyrical style that expresses a spirit of adventure, self-discovery and spiritual renewal. Ward's insights are profound, revealing the miracles in everyday life inspired by her natural surroundings. Her poetic, reflective style is an expression of what is beautiful about life. Nature's Joy is a book of gratitude that comes from a love of the physical world, faith and one's humanity.

About the Author

Yvonne Martinez Ward has written short stories, vignettes, poetry, editorial letters, children's stories, newsletter articles and essays, speeches, and press releases. In high school and college she studied creative writing and participated in poetry readings. She published an article on how to start a home-based business in a nationwide newsletter published by The Society of Craft Designers. "Nature's Joy" is the author's first published collection of prose poetry, a book derived from her long-time passion for writing. Yvonne is also an accomplished professional artist (painter) who has extensively exhibited her work in art galleries. In her spare time, Yvonne enjoys reading, singing, dancing, gardening and spending quality time with close friends. She is a strong supporter of the arts (both visual and performance) and is currently an art teacher, drama director and vocalist at an elementary school. Yvonne enjoys spending time in nature where she can set up her easel and do some painting en plein air. Finally, Yvonne is a mother of a son, and lives in Bronx, New York. She is currently working on her second poetry collection and creating art illustrations for two children's books she has authored, both of which will be published in the Fall. Yvonne published a book about her life as an artist entitled: "Living the Artist's Life".