NJ Poet BJ Ward compared Kerri Nicole McCaffrey's poetry to the writings of Thoreau and Mary Oliver. Exploring the age-old veil that many of us find between our everyday lives and our hoped-for lives, Kerri Nicole McCaffrey's poems explore the mysticism we can all find right in our daily routines if we look deeply enough and give ourselves a chance. This collection arises from countless hours spent in contemplation about her own life journey-one that saw her cross the gender line at great risk to her family and career, and embrace the new life she found on the other side. Much of Kerri's discernment was done far from cell phones and noisy highways while in wilderness areas and on mountaintops-replete with quiet beauty. McCaffrey's poetry is hauntingly beautiful and will challenge readers, in the most enchanting of ways, to find both the beauty inside themselves and that which can be found in nature.
|Publisher:||thepoetseyes.com Press, Chester, NJ 07930.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.21(d)|
About the Author
Raised in the small hamlet of Hawthorne, New York, in the valley below Kykuit and Sleepy Hollow, Kerri Nicole McCaffrey is also the author of In the Valley of Glow Trees. She was the 2008 NJCTS Teacher of the Year for her work with children with Tourette syndrome and related challenges. Kerri was chosen to read her vignette "True Freedom" at the 2009 Teachers College Summer Institute graduation, and her poems have appeared in both Relevant Times magazine and on WMTR radio. A teacher of English in New Jersey for over twenty years, she currently teaches fifth grade in Mendham Borough, New Jersey.