Written in the Margins: Poems Touching the Essence of Life


Alma Margaret Permar is a writer who has taught school, been an executive for various community organizations, owned her own consulting business, and been a manager for real estate development and construction. She grew up in Steubenville, Ohio, and earned her bachelor’s degree from Tarkio College, Missouri. She has also lived in Shreve, Ohio; in Pittston and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; in New York City, New York; and in Bethesda, Maryland. She currently lives with her husband, George Macpherson, in Tucson, Arizona. She has traveled to the Middle East, Latin America, the Caribbean, South America, Africa, and most regions of the United States. Alma is a member of the Society of Southwestern Authors.

Throughout her mosaic life of nurturing family, pursuing varied careers, and doing extensive travel, Alma has embraced the constancy of writing. Her poems have been published in magazines and other media, and her short stories read and her plays performed at community events. In the margins of her journey she always writes about her insights into living. This is a small collection of poems from her writings. Alma may be contacted at: writeamp@cox.net.

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In the midst of nurturing a family, working in various full-time professional careers, living and traveling throughout the United States and other countries, Alma Margaret Permar has continued to write.

In this book she has now brought some of the notes from the margins of her experiences into the center of the page. She has integrated her reflections and insights into a collection of very accessible poetry seeded by our universal life experiences of challenge, conflict, change, and celebration.

This is a book that you will want to place on your nightstand with a pen so that you, too, can make notes in its margins as your own reflections and insights emerge.  You will not only appreciate reading and engaging these poems, but you will also treasure discovering your own notes written in the margins of this book.


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