Bad Red Shoes
In Bad Red Shoes, the poet delves into intimate recollections. Drive with her as she delivers her father's ashes to their final destination. Feel the chills as she recalls the fateful words of a murdered friend. Whether she's proclaiming a new holiday, chastising an ex-lover or dancing with her first grandchild in her arms, Betty's poems tell stories that will touch you at the very core of your heart.
The poet shares memories of her childhood and love for West Virginia, recalling her trek through Catholic schools to painting her very own rainbow stones on a wall in her back yard.
There is humor and satire and it is up to you the reader to determine just where the truth ends and the fiction begins.
About Betty Bleen (Columbus, Ohio Author)
Betty's poetry is published bi-weekly in the Ohio Chinese American News, a Columbus based newspaper. Her collection of poetry, Bad Red Shoes, is available online at AuthorHouse, Amazon and many online book sellers in soft cover and E-Book. She has also contributed to three anthologies: Just Paper and Ink, Collage, and The Poetic Bond V. Her poetry is also going to be published in The Poetic Bond VI later this year.
Betty has been a frequent reader at the Columbus Art Festival, ComFest and various venues in and around Columbus.
Betty is married, has four grown children and five grandchildren. She lives in Westerville, Ohio with her husband and a cat named Mittens.