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        For Book Lovers Only Interview - Alice Greenhowe Wootson




                                   When
                                      by
                     Alice Greenhowe Wootson

          When will race be only a sporting event?
          When will color decribe only clothes and other objects?
          When will what I do matter more than what I look like?
          When will hair be just hair; neither good or bad?
          When will stereotypes be forgotten?
          When will my abilities be judged on their own?
          When will hate be replaced by love and fear by acceptance?
          When will differences be accepted rather than feared?
          When? Ever? Never?



New Day                                              
by                                                   
Alice Greenhowe Wootson                               

Dawn overtakes night.                                               
New day is near.                                                      
People emerge from locked boxes;                                          
Same people. Same boxes.                                          
All alike.                                                        
New day, new rules, new rulers.                                          
No colors, no differences, sameness, all sameness.                        
Form a panel, a committee; a commission;                                
a delegation; a conglomeration.                                     
Who's next to be down?                                          
No volunteers? Have a draft.                                          
Top of the line means somebody is bottom.                               
Can't feel better unless someone is worse.                                




About Alice Wootson
Like my deceased sister, author Marilyn Tyner, I was born in Rankin, PA, a small town outside of Pittsburgh.
I came to the Philadelphia area to attend Cheyney University. After I graduated, I began teaching, first in Chester, PA and then in Philadelphia.
I have been an avid reader since I learned to read. I read a variety of genres, but most of what I read is romance. (I like happy endings).
I began writing poetry when I was in grade school and I still do. In fact, an agent told me that my work was too poetic to sell commercially. (Two days later I received a call from Karen Thomas at Arabesque asking if my manuscript was still available because she liked it).
The manuscript was SNOWBOUND WITH LOVE, and when I hear from readers, they tell me how much they like the fact that it was so poetic.
I didn't do much writing while our children were young, but I did write an occasional short story. After they were grown and computers became readily available, I began writing in earnest. Now, I can't stop; I have all of these people in my head poking me and nagging me to write their stories.
I retired from teaching and now I write full time.
I'm active in the Mad Poet's Organization and a board member of the Philadelphia Writer's Conference.




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