About the Author:
Brenda Brown Finnegan is a native of Hattiesburg,
Mississippi, who has lived on the Gulf Coast since 1964. She has
written poetry for over 25 years, and is the first winner of the Poet of
the Year Chapbook Contest sponsored by the Mississippi Poetry Society,
Inc., which published this, her first chapbook.
Photo by Natalie
Review by Jeanne S. Kelly
Poet of the Year Chairman and Past
President of Mississippi Poetry Society
Missing Persons, Brenda Brown
Finnegan’s memories of her family, legends, and personal history spring
to life in well-crafted poetry. In this collection she weaves
nostalgia, humor, and pathos to capture portraits of people whose
experiences are both individual and universal. These varied
threads link Finnegan’s Native American heritage with that of the other
ethnic groups who form the fabric of South Mississippi and the USA.
Using a wide variety of forms, from the formality of the sonnet to free
verse, Finnegan demonstrates both writing skill and human insight in
this delightful collection of poems.
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