POETRY GIRL Testimonials
Poetry Girl is a poem-play which tenderly and wisely narrates the joys and sorrows of growing up. The place may be “Pleasant Ridge” of the 1960s and 70s but it becomes everyplace / anyplace in the hands of the playwright-poet. I see it inviting today’s girls and their mothers into writing and conversations about friendships, secrets, loss, and love. A treasure to be sure!!!!
- Mary Pierce Brosmer, Founder of Women Writing for (a) Change
Kudos to playwright N.J. Jones on her thoughtful and evocative work POETRY GIRL. This narrative skillfully chronicles several years of a young woman's often difficult life journey and her use of poetry to make sense of it all. Poignant, thought-provoking, funny, and relatable are but a few of the adjectives I would use to describe this touching poem-play.
--Bruce J. Paul, nurse practitioner
POETRY GIRL takes place several decades ago, but daughters and mothers understand that growing up is tough no matter when or where. Poetry can celebrate the good times, while dealing with the trying times.
N.J. Jones knows girls have important things to say.
--Paula Naber, graphic designer
Reading Poetry Girl is like taking a journey back into the 1960’s. This poetry-infused play is a sweet-sad-loving exploration of the complexities of family life and childhood. Nancy Jones tells a story that is both compelling and universal. A delightful read!
Executive Director, Women Writing for (a) Change
Annie shares so many “stories within stories” in POETRY GIRL. The layers of Annie’s and Kelly’s lives in small town-Ohio are fascinating. The poems help the girls try to understand it all. Congratulations to N.J. Jones and her POETRY GIRL that will raise money for scholarships for young women and women writers at Women Writing for (a) Change; students in the Acting Program at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and for service-dogs-in-training at Circle Tail!
--Kitrina Covert, WWf(a)C writer & nurse
*In addition, funds will also be raised for those three non-profit organizations through the purchase of short- and long-sleeve t-shirts through www.Booster.com/poetrygirl. Check it out—wear it proud!