‘Hither and Thither’ brings together over four decades of poetry

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Maryvonne May shares her past, feelings about future in new poetry volume

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Poet Maryvonne May has been writing poems for more than 40 years. Her new poetry collection, “Hither and Thither” (published by Trafford Publishing), gathers together four decades of poetry and reflects on May’s unique worldview.

The poems within “Hither and Thither” describe places that May visited or worked in, family and friends, social issues, and childhood memories. May shares her experiences of living in shanty towns in Nigeria and Brazil and spending time on pristine college campuses. Some of May’s poetry represents nostalgia, while newer poems speak of her impressions of the modern world.

Many of the poems take on a format May refers to as a “modern sonnet form.” The rhythm within the poetry draws from British folk music. May states her poems were meant to be read aloud.

An excerpt from the poem “Doomed Cherry Blossom”:

“‘Plant cherries’, said the Ministry,
Forgetting the fearsome Saintes Glaces,
That nip young flowers in the bud.
And can destroy the cherry crop.
Still I’ve seen and felt the wonder,
Shining cherry blossom at dusk.”

Hither and Thither
By Maryvonne May
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 152 pages | ISBN 9781490728377
E-Book | 152 pages | ISBN 9781490728360
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Maryvonne May was born in Bradford, England, in 1948. She studied literature at the University of Essex. After graduating, she taught English in a number of countries.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, 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 trafford.com.

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