Faith Elizabeth Brigham
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: //community-2.webtv.net/faithmairee/THEPOETRYOFFAITH
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: //community.webtv.net/foxylady88/THELADYBLUE
Faith Elizabeth Brigham Poems
A Woman's Face Wears Many Masks
a woman's face wears many masks her precious secrets to conceal so a man may sit and ponder if what he sees is truly real
I Envy The Woman Whose Lips
i envy the woman whose lips your ample mouth has gently kissed whose very look enslaves your soul i ponder yet all i have missed
A Better Place
my heart is strongly set to do what good i can do and when i leave this world i hope to have made a difference
i do not know my strength nor see myself as other people do i can not be all things to others or please all for
Days Like Today
i delight in days like today when we are alone alone together
momma, don't be angry is it something that we did momma, don't ignore us as we climb on top your bed
dance dance dance it's time for a little romance chance chance chance
Before The Fall (And Justice For All)
they say pride comes before the fall who will be there for you if there is anyone at all
A Part Of Me
Women bleed while men eat ice cream... and other things to get over someone...
All I Want
the sun, the sun the sun will rise just like always i'll wake, i'll wake
wanton women with wicked ways want what weary women wish wouldn't wander
A Woman Of Words
i am a woman of words and though you can not hear me speak them
Beauty And The Beach
there is something about the ocean that brings out the earth-mother in me it is a place i love to go to write or to ponder life's mysteries
there is evil in the powder room there is evil lurking in the halls there's evil everywhere you look it even pentrates the walls
In The Dog House
give me a little time
and i'll get over
being angry with you
for making my day
a bigger challenge
than it would've been
without you here
the simple truth is
i can't stay mad at you