Near and Beyond Poetry
By: Patricia Harrell
About the Book
Near and Beyond Poetry exemplifies creative writing at its finest. It is an art in which the writer uses words to express feelings and emotions just as a painter uses brushstrokes to craft a beautiful masterpiece. Near and Beyond Poetry encompasses emotions around four themes: “Black Images,” “Nature and Things,” “Religion,” and “Love and Relationships.”
About the Author
Patricia Harrell is a retired school principal after forty-two years of educational services. A graduate from Tuskegee Institute in Alabama with both a Bachelors and Masters Degree in English, she continued further higher education in Administration and Supervision at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. Prior to her principalship, she was the District Supervisor of Reading, grades 6-12 in Tampa. Her recognizable achievement as principal was working with her faculty, staff, and district personnel to establish the first three year stand alone Middle Years International Baccalaureate Programme in North America. The school is Williams IBMYP, a certified International Baccalaureate Programme for middle grade students. In Tampa, she was recognized as Middle School Principal of the Year for her leadership in school initiatives. In her pastime, she enjoys creative writing, mentoring students, traveling, and playing Duplicate Bridge.