A Few More Minutes
A Poetry Collection
About the Book
Containing over 150 poems, A Few More Minutes explores themes of memory, time, relationships, loss, and travel. Brenda Livingston Bradley’s poems isolate an image or expression and through vivid language, these few minutes in time poignantly connect us to the human experience. Brenda has had a life-long love affair with poetry. After writing her first poems in junior high school, she continued writing through her 20’s followed by nearly two decades of silence. She resumed writing poetry in 2011 when visiting Kenya for the third time. What she discovered was a new poetic voice that was more in tune with her surroundings, a seasoned dialect cultivated through life’s joys and pains, and a distinct tone that resonated with those who read her work. After being diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer in April 2019, Brenda committed to making one of her life’s dreams reality – this book of poetry.
About the Author
Brenda Livingston Bradley loves teaching, good books, a great metaphor, cooking, traveling, doing for others and spending time with her husband and two adult children. For the last 37 years she has taught middle school and high school in Georgia, Missouri, and Texas as well as university students (for 26 of those years). As a professor of English at McLennan Community College since 2008, she has also taught at Oklahoma Baptist University and at Baylor University. Although her poetry has been published in professional journals and other publications, A Few More Minutes is her first book of poetry. In Waco, Texas, she is a deacon in her church, a bread maker whose “Brenda bread” is highly coveted, and a person whose gift for hospitality impacts others.