Pen Scratching Poets: A Collection of One Family's Creative Pursuits
Author Shares Her Poetic Mind Through “Pen Scratching Poets”
Combining passion with one’s contribution is an ultimate luxury that gives a clear path to happiness, and author Marilyn Wassmann expresses her heart’s desire through her poetry book entitled “Pen Scratching Poets: A Collection of One Family’s Creative Pursuits,” a book that channels history while giving art a life.
Growing up with a father who was always her number one fan, she was encouraged to write her poems and make her sketches. She also traces her roots from the former generation that was also drawn into the arts. She shares this with their poetry and the poetry of some other members of her family.
“Pen Scratching Poets: A Collection of One Family’s Creative Pursuits” is a piece that the author dedicates mainly to her family and to all readers who find beauty in expressing their thoughts in the most creative way. For the ones who have an undoubtedly “poetic mind” and a “poetic gene,” this is one great source to keep!
Marilyn Benjamin Wassmann was born in a leap year, and earned four degrees-two in art history, one in library science, and one in studio art. Before retiring in 2011, Marilyn worked as an art cataloger at the Library of Congress. She has illustrated and contributed to anthologies for the Greenbelt Writers Group, and in 2010, she published a children's book with her husband's assistance entitled "What the Wind Blew In". Besides drawing and painting, Marilyn writes poetry in her spare time. She lives in Hyattsville, Maryland with her husband Paul, and some fish, one rabbit, one cat, and three dogs.