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A poetry collection from Gulf Coast poet, Elaine McDermott. Categories include: Reflections, On the Light Side, Coastal Cruisin', Once Upon a Streetcar, and Poet's Palette.


Ms. McDermott is the Mississippi Poetry Society's 2017 Poet of the Year. She also received a Lifetime Achievement Award during a ceremony on April 29, 2017.

Kite in the Wind

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  • Reviews

    Local life and scenery comes alive in the Imagery in every poem. Simple or life changing events become inspirational when Elaine McDermott uses the extraordinary to capture the ordinary.

                                      –Kay, Amazon Review


    Wonderful collection of poems! McDermott is such a skilled writer. Her use of symbolism, imagery, and figurative language are laced throughout each of the poems, which makes it difficult to stop turning the pages. The poems take you on a journey of emotions—you laugh, cry, smile, and empathize. A truly enjoyable read from cover to cover.

                                     –Elaine, Amazon Review


    I just finished reading Elaine McDermott's new poetry collection, Kite in the Wind. I couldn't put it down. Each poem expertly describes a person or situation we all can relate to our own lives. Her astute observations show the reader things that often are overlooked in our busy lives. This book is a winner.

                                     –Patty, Amazon Review

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