Mary Ricketson, Murphy NC, has been writing poetry 20 years. She is inspired by nature and her work as a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Her poems and activities relate with nature, facilitate talk about a personal path, and focus on growth in ordinary and unusual times.
Her poetry has been published in Wild Goose Poetry Review, Future Cycle Press, Journal of Kentucky Studies, Lights in the Mountains, Echoes Across the Blue Ridge, Red Fox Run, It’s All Relative, Old Mountain Press, Whispers, her chapbook I Hear the River Call My Name, and a full-length collection of poetry titled Hanging Dog Creek, published by Future Cycle Press.
Currently Mary is using her own poetry to present empowerment workshops. She is Cherokee County representative to North Carolina Writers Network West, and president of Ridgeline Literary Alliance. She won first place in the 2011 Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest 75th anniversary national poetry contest. She writes a monthly column, Women to Women, for The Cherokee Scout.
Paperback: 86 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (March 23, 2018)