Lynne Proctor Sancken's new book unravels beauty of ‘The Midwest’

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Timeless poetry and haikus that are mainly about living in Illinois’ flatlands

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A heartfelt collection of poetry and haikus mainly about living in the flatlands of Illinois

Author Lynne Proctor Sancken has been writing poems since the age of eight. Publishing her poems has been a bucket-list dream for some time now and finally, with the release of her poetry book, she can finally share them with the reading public.

The Midwest” (published by Xlibris) is a heartfelt collection of poetry and haikus mainly about living in the flatlands of Illinois. This volume serves as the author’s artistic expression of passion and gratitude. It sends inspiring waves of rhythm and rhyme laced with the emotion of her connection with the land around her and the people she loves.

Some of the poems in this volume are about the author’s husband and children while the rest is generally about the land. With illustrations of original artwork, this volume will make readers enjoy the beauty of the Midwest.

“If you have an appreciation for rural Illinois, “The Midwest” will resonate with you. My artwork includes ink prints, watercolor, and photography,” the author said. She hopes that through this book, readers will appreciate the innate beauty of a land that many do not regard as beautiful and for them to enjoy the pictures as well.

“The Midwest”
By Lynne Proctor Sancken
Hardcover | 8.5x 8.5in | 68 pages | ISBN 9781499058864
Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 68 pages | ISBN 9781499058871
E-Book | 68 pages | ISBN 9781499058888
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Lynne Proctor Sancken has been writing poetry since the age of eight. In fact, some of the poems in this volume date back to her years at Earlham College (1968-1972). Mrs. Sancken is married and the mother of five grown children, all who have been the subject of one or more poems. She works at Unity High School, Tolono, Ill., with special education students. She has been a Midwesterner and a Mennonite for over thirty years. These also have influenced her writing.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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