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
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
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 will speak and speak out speak out loud if need be
forbidden waters makes one weak a drowning man knows no peace
Days Like Today
i delight in days like today when we are alone alone together
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
Gadgets Are A Girl's Best Friend
forget the diamonds just give me gadgets i want remote controls for all the
My Dear Lucille
dear lucille, dear lucille did someone teach you the beauty of truth did someone preach to you
Love Gone Wrong
your words you used as weapons to bully and degrade have left their
dance dance dance it's time for a little romance chance chance chance
A Friend In Nature
I've found a friend in nature although nature could turn on me if i'm out and about in a storm and its lightning strikes me
In God's Eyes
if God has made everything beautiful in its' time then you are beautiful
a simple whack or two with the ax wouldn't do she kept on whacking till she was through
Worth A Million Words
the burden of potential lifted worth a million words in and of itself
I Can Not Tell You That
i can not tell you that
i want to be your woman
your friend and lover
that you are perfect
in my eyes
i can not tell you that
you are in my heart
and you possess all of