Bio Poems

 

 

SOUTH GEORGIA WRITING PROJECT

 

Fun, exciting, informative, and friendly

One Director, two Co-Directors, and fourteen Fellows

Who love eating, laughing, and writing

Who feel happy, frustrated, and enthusiastic

Who learned from each other

Who made many new friends

Location of learning

 

VALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITY, VALDOSTA, GA

SUMMER 2001

 

 

 

CHERE

 

patient, compassionate, humorous, and kind

Girlfriend of “Stoney the Cowboy”

Loves good food, good wine, and good friends

Who feels serenity, excitement, and melancholy

Who fears tumors, tornadoes, and ignorant powerful people

Who would like to see the eradication of AIDS, the Island of Oahu, and Belize

Resident of Valdosta, GA

 

PEGUESSE

 

 

 

HEATHER

 

Giving, caring, opinionated, and helpful

Fiancée of Adam Hathaway

Loves chocolate, animals, and springtime

Who feels love, hate, and joy

Who fears wild snakes, heights, and bugs

Who would like to see Ireland, Germany, and Italy

Resident of Hahira, GA

 

FLANAGAN

 

 

 

LINDA

 

supportive, enthusiastic, shy, and reflective

Mother of Marc

Loves her son, playing the organ, teaching, and writing

Who feels joy, harmony, and peace

Who fears homelessness, loneliness, and rejection

Who would like to see Alaska, the Alps, and the Beartooth Highway

Resident of Americus, GA

 

CROWDER

 

 

 

LARRY

 

Warm, warmer, burning up, and hilarious

Son of George and Sherry Haire

Loves God, women, and children

Who feels anger, despair, and joy

Who fears mice, the ocean, and angry women

Who would like to see Australia, Canterbury Cathedral, and Dublin, Ireland

Resident of Valdosta, GA

 

MCCAIN

 

 

 

NARCI

 

Energetic, impatient, positive, and confidant

Wife of Tom

Loves wine, shoes, and books

Who feels optimism, stress, and joy

Who fears cancer, death of a loved one, and knives

Who would like to see Death of a Salesman, the Outer Banks, and Corinthos, Greece

Resident of Valdosta, GA

 

DROSSOS

 

 

 

CANDY

 

Tall, hard-working, talkative, and happy

Mother of Scarlet Rae and Jay

Loves family, eating, and working

Who feels hunger, pain, and love

Who fears failing, death, and taxes

Who would like to see Scotland, London, and Washington, D.C.

Resident of Willacoochee, GA

 

BRANTLEY

 

 

 

SHELIA

 

Adventurous, motivated, compassionate, and thoughtful

Wife of Michael

Loves her children, her cat, and aerobics

Who feels anxious, excited, and sad

Who fears spiders and her children’s driving

Who would like to see Australia, Nathan

in a Broadway play, and Sarah and Joshua living successful lives

Resident of Valdosta, GA

 

BRANNICK

 

 

 

TONJA

 

Caring, loving, compassionate, and soft-spoken

Wife of Stephen

Loves, family, animals, and vacations

Who feels excited, depressed, and pleased

Who fears roaches, falling from high places, and the unknown

Who would like to see Australia, Hawaii, and Alaska

Resident of Moultrie, GA

 

HORNE

 

 

 

 

 

 

JENIFER

 

Happy, emotional, moody, and compulsive

Mother of Rebecca and Daniel

Loves her children, her husband, and music

Who feels overwhelmed, weary, and excited

Who fears dying, disease, and failure

Who would like to see Destin, Boston, and Home on a daily basis

Resident of Douglas, GA

 

RAULERSON

 

 

 

BOBBIE

 

Short, blond, chunky, and pleasant

Girlfriend of the “museum-man”

Loves music, the sun, and Savanna her chubby, cherub granddaughter

Who feels hope, joy, and love

Who fears water, men, and marriage

Who would like to see London, Gettysburg, and Mexico

Resident of Quitman, GA

 

WARREN

 

 

 

GAIL

 

Short, shy, helpful and encouraging

Wife of Peter

Loves sleeping late, movies, and reading a good book

Who feels happy, disappointed, and irritated

Who fears deep water, heights, and being sick

Who would like to see Italy, the Grand Canyon, and Greece

Resident of Moultrie, GA

 

DILLARD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OLGA

 

Strong, kind, intelligent and quiet

Wife of Yuri

Loves her son, cats, and traveling

Who fears loneliness, death, and deep water

Who would like to see Hawaii, China, and the Space Shuttle

Resident of Syktyvkar, Russia

 

SHILOVA

 

 

 

CODRY

 

Happy, compassionate, romantic, and kind

Child of Georgia and Constantine

Loves God, the United States, and children

Who feels joy, peace, and love

Who fears nothing

Who would like to see Key West, Washington D.C., and the Bahamas

Resident of Valdosta, GA

 

COZMA

 

 

 

ROSE

 

Wife of Joseph

Respectful, beautiful, smart, and kind

Loves the sound of rain, reading, and cooking

Who feels excitement, contentment, and sadness

Who fears serious illnesses, and losing family

Who would like to see Rome and the Bahamas

Resident of Belize City, Belize

 

BRADLEY

 

 

 

 

 


NENA

 

Cheerful, independent, kind, and helpful

Wife of Wendell

Who loves her family, traveling, and socializing

Who feels happiness, love, and exhausted

Who fears sickness, the loss of a family member, and scary movies

Who would like to see Maine, New York City, and Harrison Ford

Resident of Douglas, GA

 

STONE

 

 

 

PATTI

 

Intelligent, compassionate, headstrong, and emotional

Mother of Meg and Abe

Loves children, nature, and time

Who feels joy, excitement, and compassion

Who fears NOTHING

Who would like to see Paris, London, and Rome

Resident of Douglas, GA

 

MORRIS

 

 

 

ADAM

 

Helpful, patient, persistent, and funny

Fiancé of Heather

Loves mountain biking, Heather, and motorcycles

Who feels anger, numbness, and happiness

Who fears not succeeding, cancer, and being killed by an albino midget

Who would like to see a million dollars in his banking account, Ireland, and his name on the number one best-sellers list

Resident of Hahira, GA

 

HATHAWAY