Welcome to my Poetic World
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If you like my sample of poems on the Poetic Offerings page, I will be reading my poems at the Columbus Arts Festival on June 8, 2019 and at ComFest on June 29, 2019. Updates will be posted on my News and Events page. Hope to see you there!
For the YouTube video of the BlackBerry Peach winners reading at the NFSPS Convention in Denver, CO go to YouTube and type in: 2018 Blackberry Peach Poetry Awards
Winning poems in the BlackBerry Peach spoken word and Poetry contest are now on soundcloud. To listen copy and paste link:
My Motto: Life is a poem.
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Check my book out at the Westerville Library
Bad Red Shoes is also available at Gramercy Books, 2424 E. Main St., Columbus, OH and at The Book Loft, 631 S Third St., Columbus, OH in the local author section.
Amazon reviews for Bad Red Shoes
*****Warm and insightful, March 27, 2015 ~ The poems are written by a very insightful person. It’s her perspective but one that so many of us share, the kind that brings a smile to your lips as you are reading because you can relate. I keep it on my nightstand. ~ Leslie Smith
****Love this book, November 13, 2014 ~ Love this book! It gave me insight into life; my own and just as importantly everyone else’s. After reading this, I felt connected to the human race. Betty opens up and shares her all in a manner that is accessible yet divine. ~ Stephanie Bridges
*****Wonderful, great read, November 6, 2013 ~ This was a touching collection of poems. Betty puts a lot of emotion into her poems. A good read. I could not put it down. ~ Norma Denty
*****Bad Red Shoes, August 3, 2013 ~ Betty Bleen shows a great capacity and compassion about the human condition. I could easily relate to her book. I would definitely recommend it. ~ Peggy J. Edwards
*****A Good Read!, July 4, 2013 ~ Betty always has the perfect word, the perfect metaphor to pull you into her work and have you wanting more. Once you have read just one of the poems in her book, you will be compelled to follow her and see what else she has in store for you. You won’t be disappointed. ~ Milt
*****Great Poetry, November 23, 2011 ~ I finished this book Tuesday night but was to tired to get up and review it. This was a wonderful book of poems. Sensitive and with lots of meaning. The author has a way with words that is hard to describe. ~ KYBunnies
*****Awesome Book, September 3, 2011 ~ This book is great, very well written. Great Job, I’ll recommend this to my friends and family. This is a must have for anyone that enjoys poetry ! ~ Lynda