Marilyn Zelke-Windau is a Wisconsin poet who was born and raised in Chicago and Highland Park, Illinois. She has never lived far from Lake Michigan. She grew up with stories told to her by her parents and read to her from books. Her father recited the poetry of Longfellow to her as a child.
City neighborhoods, Wisconsin farms, raspberry patches, and blue gills nurture Marilyn’s storytelling. She has enjoyed painting with words since her teenage years. She writes poem stories—based on family, travels, and imagination. Marilyn taught art at the elementary and middle school levels for many years. She has been a waitress, an art gallery manager, a poetry and art workshop facilitator, and a docent at an art center. She lives in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin with her husband and brown-eyed golden retriever named Pemene.
Zelke-Windau’s work has appeared in many printed and online venues. Her previous books are Adventures in Paradise (Finishing Line Press) and Momentary Ordinary (Pebblebrook Press).
Paperback: 82 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (May 17, 2017)