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  • Genre:POETRY
  • SubGenre:Women Authors
  • Language:English
  • Pages:50
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350950342

Dogs in the Kitchen & the Pandemic Chicken

by Tena Mae Sivils

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A collection of poetry by Missouri poet, Tena Mae Sivils. These poems were written during the time of the coronavirus shutdown. Many of the themes are universal.


Tena Mae grew up “country” and can still speak the language when appropriate.  Dogs in the Kitchen and the Pandemic Chicken reflects on the circular journey of a girl wanting to escape her roots, leaning on the lessons her upbringing taught her to survive, and ultimately embracing this life once again with gratitude.

About the author
Tena Mae Sivils earned her MA in English from the University of Central Missouri as well as her MPA, nonprofit management from UMKC. She has worked in the field of services to adults and children with developmental disabilities for over thirty years. She lives with her life partner Patrick on the farm where she was raised. Tena enjoys gardening, canning, quilting, and writing poetry. When a poem comes to her, she honors it by writing it down.