Margaret Stawowy - Keeper of the Pond (Sausalito)

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 5:00pm

Keeper of the Pond is a collection of poems that plumbs the depths of one writer's relationship to place, time, and the people who  inhabit her world. Using the meaning of her surname (Stawowy) as the title of this book, the pond becomes a landscape of both the interior and exterior events that create an imagined ecosystem of the mind and spirit. Using poetry as a means to capture the tenuous and transitory, this collection features award-winning work that has been described as vivid, allusive, precise, and rich in emotional detail.  

Margaret Stawowy grew up on the southwest side of Chicago in the Back of the Yards, a neighborhood made famous in Upton Sinclair's book, The Jungle. In adulthood, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, then Tokyo and Yokohama Japan, where she taught English conversation and co-wrote English-teaching textbooks. She began writing poetry in Japan after meeting poets in a literary group that she co-founded. Upon returning to the Bay Area, she continued  in her lifelong occupation as a librarian.  

100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965