Pamela Brothers Denyes’ poems have been published in the Virginia Bards Central Review, Virginia Writers Club Journal, Wingless Dreamer, Poetry Society of Virginia Journal, Vallum, Barstow & Grand V, MindFull Magazine, Dark Moon Magazine, and in several volumes of international collections published by The Poet Magazine. Several of her individual poems and collections have received honors in contests.
Pamela’s chapbook, Renewal (upon which her collection The Right Mistakes is based), received an Honorable Mention in a 2020 National Poetry Writing Month Contest. In 2019 Pamela won the Hampton Roads Writers Conference Poetry Contest with her poem “Mrs. Creekmore’s May Peas,” about the mass shooting in Virginia Beach. The Right Mistakes was published by Kelsay Books in 2022.
Pamela’s career-based writing included contract nonfiction, instructional design and manuals, developmental and copy editing, and online/print writing for her regional newspaper and internet gateway. She is also a musician and singer and has worked professionally in that arena, too. A mother and grandmother, Pamela resides in eastern Virginia but travels all she can.
Retired now, I am harvesting forty years of poetry, songwriting, journals and travelogues to create new works—and fun! I am inspired by the natural world and all sorts of creative arts. The brevity of form in poetry is the most immediately accessible type of art when that inspiration comes to me. A daily writer for a very long time, my affirmation is “May I never cease to be amazed!”
Paperback: 86 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (November 7, 2022)