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Tammi Truax

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Tammi has for many years been working with children and families, specializing in literacy. Children's literature was always a passion and she has two picture books in progress. She was editor of a new release of Lady Wentworth; A Poet’s Tale (illustrated) (Bookbaby, 2013), and that year released her debut novel Broken Buckets, as an eBook. A novel in verse, For to See the Elephant, was published in 2019. She is a published poet in eleven anthologies, including The Widows’ Handbook: Poetic Reflections on Grief and Survival, Edited by J Lapidus and L Menn, with a forward by Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Kent State University Press, 2014). She has a short story in Compass Points (Piscataqua Press, 2016). Her work can be found in several journals, maga ...more

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Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Make the most of yourself....for that is all there is of you.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Margaret Atwood
“A word after a word after a word is power.”
Margaret Atwood

Patti Smith
“Please, no matter how we advance technologically, please don't abandon the book. There is nothing in our material world more beautiful than the book."

(Acceptance speech, National Book Award 2010 (Nonfiction), November 17, 2010)”
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“The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.”
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