Crumblers’ Tea

Pandemic CellPhone Poems

by Beata Ballard



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/3/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 62
ISBN : 9781663231482
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 62
ISBN : 9781663231499

About the Book

Quills? Ink? Who needs’em, when a bard has thumbs and a trusty cellphone! Entered on her pint-size screen, these cogent poems, sprinkled with whimsy, catch people and circumstance in the embracing lens of love

About the Author

Beata Ballard has worked with language all her life—first, as a writer and editor, later, as an instructor of French and Italian, and most recently, as a teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), when she started writing rap-style monologues to improve her students’ pronunciation. Her interest in writing poetry was a spin-off of her time spent creating rhyming teaching materials. A native of New York City, she received her early education in New York; Florence, Italy; and Aigle (Vaud), Switzerland. She earned her BS in languages (Russian) from Georgetown University’s Faculty of Languages and Linguistics (FLL), and her MA-TESL from St Michael’s College. She has resided and worked in New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; Chapel Hill and Durham, NC; Fort Lauderdale and Lake Worth, FL; St Paul, Minn.; Seelisberg, Switzerland; Rome, Italy; and Dakar, Senegal, West Africa. An instructor of the TM technique, she recently relocated to Fairfield, Iowa, intercultural community and home of Maharishi International University. This is her second poetry chapbook.