New Collection Follows the Development of Author Through Poems

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Deidre Alexander shares poetry in ‘Making of a Poet’.

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Langston Hughes. Robert Frost. Emily Dickinson. These famed poets all started somewhere. “Over the years, I’ve treated my poetry writing as an extension of my diary,” poet Deidre Alexander explains. Now sharing a culmination of personal works, Alexander pens her book, “Making of a Poet: Reflections in Verse” (published by Trafford Publishing).

Making of a Poet” chronicles how Alexander’s writing style and scope has developed over the years, from seventh grade to post-university, revealing her inner thoughts along with external events, from her religious re-awakening to her reactions to death.

“Readers will see their own lives reflected in school and social life,” Alexander explains. “Poems portray real people and events, through 30 years of widening technical experience, creating a desire to chronicle one’s own life and friendships.”

An excerpt from the poem entitled, “My Former Friend Nancy”:

But, I also look to others,
not just for guidance and support.
I view them as brothers,
not as a wart

which continues to spread
as days go by.
I will get ahead,
and do not think I will not try!

Alexander’s poetic style is simple at the beginning, becoming more complex as the reader progresses.

“Making of a Poet” is the insightful portrayal of Alexander’s development as a poet, showing how her life and ability developed and widened in an ever-changing society.

About the Author
Deidre Alexander has been writing all her life. Born in Pennsylvania to parents of British background, she inherited their literary nature. When the family later moved to California, she found that Silicon Valley schools awakened insights during startup of the computer age, and after graduating from San Jose State University, Alexander worked while writing verse reflecting her social and religious experiences through 30 years. Her poems have appeared in many anthologies.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, Inc. author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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