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Go gently into this life: New poetry collection speaks to all ages

by Piper Curtin, THE ELLSWORTH AMERICAN

 Jay S. White Sr. has self-published his debut book, “Poems of a Gentle Soul,” which is illustrated by Otis artist Zakiry Guin. The Stockton Springs (MAINE) author composed the collection of rhyming and free-verse poetry over the course of several years. The first chapter highlights poems about kindness that are geared toward the children that he works with as an ed tech III in the Ellsworth Public Schools. The second chapter explores friendship and camaraderie within the school system. The third and final chapter emphasizes bravery and delves into White’s experience as a soldier, veteran and active American citizen.

    “You kind of do your part because it is such a crazy environment we are living in, and children are so impressionable,” the poet recently said about his motivation to write the collection inspired by his work in classrooms.  FINISH READING HERE

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