Join us in welcoming poet Elaine Reardon to our store where she will be reading from and discussing her collection The Heart is a Nursery for Hope.
The overarching theme of Reardon's poetry chapbook is life, in all its quirkiness, from small moments in the day to life changing events. Whatever the heart holds can nourish and transform.
Elaine Reardon lives in a secluded corner of forest in western Massachusetts. She has worked as a holistic health practitioner, an environmental educator, and a special education educator. She has been an artist in residence supporting people of all ages and abilities to write poems and make art. Elaine also teaches meditation and relaxation tech-niques to people of all ages. Elaine is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators. She has published global curriculum through University of Massachusetts Press and was published in poetry anthologies. She has won poetry prizes through Writers Digest and was a finalist in the Poet Seat Poetry competition. Elaine writes as part of the Cat House Poetry Collective in Warwick MA.