Saturday, June 21, 2008

Regional Treasures: Mary Kellogg Regional Treasures: Mary Kellogg

Mary Kellogg, who lives in North Hebron, NY, has recently published a book of poetry, "My Place on Earth," illustrated with photographs by Jon Katz. Mary, who is now 78 years strong, has been writing poetry since she was eleven. She explains, "My first poem was about World War II. It helped me to try to understand some of what was going on." She writes poems about her childhood on a farm during the Depression, her life in the country, gardening, animals, memories, friends, the seasons, love, and more. This is Mary's first book, the work of a lifetime.

Mary Kellogg will be at the Book House, 1475 Western Avenue, in Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany, at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 22nd, to talk about her new book, "My Place On Earth." I recently attended one of Mary's poetry readings; it's a rewarding experience. Mary Kellogg will have other poetry readings in the coming months at bookstores in the region.

Photo credit: Jon Katz


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