Author/Poet Poppy White-Herrin



Poppy White-Herrin has been moonlighting as a freelance writer off and on for the past 15 years. Mostly known for her poetry and greeting card copywriting, her work has been featured by many publishers including Andrews McMeel, Capper's Magazine, Design Design, Inc., Gallant Greetings, Kalan, Oatmeal Studios, Shadow Poetry, Skyline Magazine, Whispers, and Writers' Journal. Her poems have also received various awards from Louisiana State Poetry Society, Mississippi Poetry Society, Poem Train, Shadow Poetry, and Columbia Art Center.

Poppy was born in Laurel, Mississippi and lived there for 41 years before moving to Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 2013. Besides writing, she enjoys eating her husband's cooking, reading, bicycling, sewing, and attending sci-fi conventions.


Beyond Words


In this collection of 57 poems, from short rhymes to free verse to sonnets, Poppy White-Herrin writes about the usual, (love, loss, life, and death) but also shows that music, nature, and even silence can say more than mere words ever could. These poems were written over a span of 15 years and include her award-winning poems Three Ring Binder and When Nature Always Sings.


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