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I Wandered from New Orleans: Poems from the South

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This collection of verses leads through the author's travels around the South as well as the explorations of life's celebrations and shortcomings. Experience the trials of months spent homeless on the city streets to the ruin left behind by Hurricane Katrina. Meet intriguing characters and delve into the lives of individuals who were parted too soon from this world.
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Published December 1st 2010 by Tracy L. Conway, via Smashwords (first published October 20th 2010)
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3pugstohug
Let me preface my review by saying that I met Tracy Conway two years ago at our local renaissance festival and since that time we have become good friends who communicate on a fairly regular basis and see each other from time to time. Tracy stated to me that she was worried that her friends would not be honest in their reviews of her writing in order to prevent hard feelings. However, I have never been one to mince words with friends and am quite forward with my thoughts. A friendship with no ho ...more
Rie Rose
Tracy Conway’s I Wandered From New Orleans: Poems from the South
is a well-crafted book, very professional in design, and an impressive size for a volume of poetry. When I started to read the poems, I was taken to a world I had never experienced and given insights into a life I’ve never had to lead. Tracy spent some time on the streets, and many of her poems reflect this experience with a poignancy I found enlightening.

I felt shivers running down my spine reading several pieces — impressed by the
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KT
I realize now that after having this book for over a year, I never have posted my formal review. Like a few of the others here, I too, have the privilege of knowing the author. With that being said, regardless if I knew Tracy or not, hands down this is my favorite collection of poems. This is the one book that I carry with me in my bag, no matter what other book I'm reading. I have damn near dog-eared the entire book. I have many favorites throughout the book..Too many to name. I find myself goi ...more
Rachel Hall
Tracy Conway's poignant collection of poetry, I Wandered through New Orleans, speaks to the heart. Throughout the book, she captures the beauty and devastation of New Orleans before and after the Hurricane. If you've ever been to NOLA, her words will ferry you back - the sights, smells and the people. If you've never been, you'll want to go. But this collection isn't entirely focused on New Orleans. Conway's poems also reflect on self and identity. My favorites were "The Joker Smile" and "The Th ...more
Chris
I have been very reluctant on doing this, I do not enjoy giving bad reviews,however in good conscious I can do nothing else. The best poems in this book are quotes form other writers. Most of the poems had no rhyme nor reason. I have a very analytical mind and can easily grasp the abstract, but so many of the poems I could not figure out what the point of the poem was. Most of the poems left me thinking and.... where is the rest of it.
Tracy Conway
Oct 11, 2010 Tracy Conway rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
It is diffiult to rate your own book, but since it's mine I will be generous with the rating! I hope that others will enjoy it and rate it honestly in the future!
Susan Leech
I love to read poetry and this book had some very good ones. To me it's very relaxing and thought provoking and just needed in a person's life. sue Leech
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Tracy L. Conway is a fine woodworker and has been writing for more than twenty years. A New Orleans native, she has travelled throughout the South, documenting her journeys and observations. She is a history enthusiast and avid participant in Renaissance Faires as well as an amateur musician and song writer. In 2005 she started an online woodworking business, The Green Dragon, selling curious and ...more
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