There's no one-size fits all in modern poetry. Jean Bansemer writes from her experiences as an American wife, mother, teacher, and business woman living through today's events.
From her growing-up years in Ohio, New Jersey, and Illinois to her adult life in Iowa, Indiana, and Idaho, Jean brings unique, but everyday insights to each of her writings. Read the reviews and pick up your copies of Jean's books today!
Jean's compilations of poetry include discussion questions after each passage. Her first book, 2020 Hindsight, was written as a time capsule during America's lockdown in 2020. Reflect upon the pandemic, divisions, and moments of levity.
Along Came 22, published in April 2022, celebrates love, Idaho, and working as a SEO, but also unpacks thoughts about the war in Ukraine. Celebrate childhood in "The Racing Columnist" and beware of dystopian love in 2030 in "Hacker's Queen." Along Came 22 is light, PG, varied, and absolutely interesting.
Podcaster, Marian Andrew invited Jean to talk with her in 2021 about 2020 Hindsight. Good conversation!
Find out more about Jean and her books in this article from the East Bonner County Library.
Jean's books are sold at the following independent book sellers near you:
Auntie's Books- Spokane, WA (509) 838-0206
The Corner Book Store- Sandpoint, ID (208) 265-2886
Monarch Mountain Coffee- Sandpoint (208) 261-1191
Vanderford's- Sandpoint, ID (208) 263- 2417
Growing up is not only challenging and exciting for kids, but for parents, too. Jean Bansemer shares her poem "His Uniforms" from Along Came 22 for parents whose young adults are graduating from basic training, high school, or college. Feel free to share with others or ask Jean to read "His Uniforms" at your event.