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Shameless by Peggy Turnbull

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After Peggy Turnbull retired from her career as an academic librarian, she began to write poetry again, having set it aside after college to focus on the demands of her profession.  During the forty years of separation from her heart’s desire, she wrote diaries rather than share her voice with others.  This, she hoped, would at least keep an erratic and elusive muse interested until she could commit to a more serious relationship.  Now that the time is here, she’s learned that the muse’s nature, as well as her own, has changed.  They are both more gentle, less capricious, and more patient.  She feels nudged towards surprises found in nature, happy childhood memories, and the social justice issues she’s encountered in her lifetime.  Some of the poems inspired by this faithful muse have been recently published in Three Line PoetrySocial Justice Poetry,  NatureWriting, and the 2018 Wisconsin Poets’ Calendar.  Peggy lives in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, with her husband, Robert.

Sparkling Manitowoc River.
Poem struggling to be born – Point Beach State Park.

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