Faith Elizabeth Brigham

Rookie (May 14,1953 / Pittsburgh, PA)

Biography of Faith Elizabeth Brigham

I was born in Pittsburgh, PA, the third of seven girls. I'm certain I was in love with words by the time I was five years old. The first thing I ever wrote was a Christmas play for my fifth grade class in parochial school. The following year, I won first place in my sixth grade poetry class' contest.

In high school, I joined the school newspaper staff and was the editor for the school literary magazine, which I entitled 'Eclat', my senior year.

I became a professional writer in December,1974 when Lucerne Publishing Company bought my poem about a small town christmas parade.

Since that time, my poetry has been published both on and off line. Some of my work has appeared in Poet Magazine, Wide-Open Magazine, By-Line, Cableweek, Alley Cat Magazine and other have been published by Seminole Community College, Southern Poetry Association, Catharsis and the American Poetry Association. I was also a regular writer for 'The Mission Quest' in which my articles on quality management were well received. My collection of published works is show cased on my personal poetry website 'The Poetry Of Faith Elizabeth Brigham' at http: //

I also have a writers homepage at 'Thinker Net'.

I performed my first poetry reading in the early 90's at Seminole Community College in Sanford, Florida and later went on to host an open-mic poetry series at 'Lynn-Marie's Coffee House' in Cocoa, Florida during the winter of 1995.

Poets I admire the most are Lawrence Ferlinghetti, e.e. cummings, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Bob Dylan and Kris Kristofferson.

My favorite authors include John Irving, Evan Hunter, and Joan Didion.

Faith Elizabeth Brigham's Works:

'The Lady Blue' a short novella about a girl coming of age in New Orleans, LA is published on-line at 'The Starlite Cafe'.

As of 9/2/05, my novella has it's own address at: http: // Updates

Flooding River

forbidden waters
makes one weak
a drowning man
knows no peace
flooding river
winding down
like a warden
grants no release

flooding river
gonna take my home
leave me
naked and alone
mean old river
so unkind
shows no mercy
leaves nothin' behind

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