What is your latest release and what genre is it? My Way to Anywhere – Poetry (ed. by Lisette Brodey)
Quick description: Dr. Jean Lisette Brodey, a retired Temple University journalism professor, was a part-time poet in her late 20s and early 30s. During that time, she wrote hundreds of poems, with several of them published in national and international poetry magazines. For the most part, she wrote poetry that focuses on people of different ages and backgrounds. Some of her subjects were extraordinarily close to the author, whereas others, like President Franklin D. Roosevelt, were iconic figures. The people who affected the author’s life are expressed through imagery, abstract concepts, and word portraits.
Dr. Jean Lisette Brodey was a professor of communications at Temple University in Philadelphia, where she taught public relations. During her tenure, the Dr. Jean Brodey Student Achievement Award was created to honor the year’s outstanding graduating communications senior in the city of Philadelphia. In 1983 her book, Mid-Life Careers, was published by Westminster Press. In 1998 she was installed into the Philadelphia Public Relations Association’s Hall of Fame. Prior to teaching, Dr. Brodey held four other positions at the university. Her first full-time job was writing facts and fortunes for Fleer’s bubble gum wrappers. As a young woman, she spent years writing poetry.
Jean’s promo links:
A Poet is Published: A Mere 50+ Years Later
(interview with Dr. Jean Brodey & blog)
What are you working on now?
Sadly, my mother died on April 30, 2014 from Parkinson’s disease. There is a Facebook Page in her memory.
Jean’s reading recommendation:
My mother’s favorite poet was Wallace Stevens. She was a avid reader of novels in her time, reading a book every two days, and particularly enjoyed British mysteries.
Lisette Brodey, daughter of Dr. Jean Brodey, has also been featured on Reading Recommendations