Beckoning by Brenda Kay Ledford
"Brenda Kay Ledford's book, Beckoning, is a wonderful collection of poetry about her Southern Appalachian roots.... Her poetry sings with color and harmony. Many poems depict rural scenes that speak to the senses. Brenda captures her culture with the love of generations. You'll feel, see, hear, and taste the beauty of nature in her verse. This collection is important to remind us where we came from and how the past is still relevant."
Brenda Kay Ledford is a member of North Carolina Writer's Network, North Carolina Poetry Society, and listed with A Directory of American Poets and Fiction Writers.
Her work has appeared in Our State, Asheville Poetry Review, Pembroke Magazine, Journal of Kentucky Studies, Echoes Across the Blue Ridge, and many other anthologies.
She received the Paul Green Award from North Carolina Society of Historians for her poetry collections: Patchwork Memories, Sacred Fire, Shewbird Mountain, and Simplicity. Brenda also received the 2012 Royce Ray Poetry Award and won first place in the nature category of Fields of the Earth Poetry Contest sponsored by Writer's Ink Guild.