The View in Winter


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Quaker activist-turned-poet Margery Wells Steer reflects on her ninety-plus years in this insightful book of days, viewed during the winter of the poet’s life. Illustrated by her artist-daughter Alice Steer Wilson, and edited and published by granddaughter Janice Wilson Stridick, this multigenerational work of art and poetry sparkles with clever, timeless observations, and was the impetus behind the launching of Southbound Press.

With eloquence and humor, the poet revels in aging, engaging the reader as she recalls life as a girl on Long Island Sound, as a farmer’s wife in rural Ohio, and as a peace activist in a Quaker community near Washington D.C.

Presented with the uncommon richness of mothers and daughters sharing their talents, Steer’s poems highlight rural life, the importance of community, her lifelong work for peace, and her love of family, and ultimately reveal the dignity and power of an ordinary life.

paperback, 60 pages, 35 poems, 15 watercolors, 1 photograph; printed in the USA on recycled paper.

Dimensions:  8.5” x 5.4” x 0.3”