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betsy bolger paulet

betsy bolger paulet

Folk / Poetry / Storytelling Crystal River, FL  US
Politics and War -- Betsy Bolger Paulet
Politics and War -- Betsy Bolger Paulet
Manatee Misadventure -- Shirley Patterson
Manatee Misadventure -- Shirley Patterson
Jam Session Poet Among Musicians - Judy Ashe Barrett
Jam Session Poet Among Musicians - Judy Ashe Barrett


  • Woodview 2010
  • Earth Day 2010
  • Shirley Patterson


Label: Redstick Records

Manager: Betsy Bolger Paulet

Bio: Betsy Bolger-Paulet, a retired staff-writer for the St. Petersburg Times, is a fifth-generation Floridian. Her father, Horace Collier Bolger's family settled Collier County, while her mother was from the Jernigan, Taylor, Creamer familie of the Panhandle.

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“This month, we stray from strictly musical items to look at a couple of recent publications. However these authors are equally fine musicians, so reading their poems and stories does not pose a great stretch from our column’s stated purpose. Betsy Bolger-Paulet and Lee Paulet...recently moved to Citrus County and we are richer for their presence.Betsy‘s poetry blends charm, candor and immediacy. Her book, “Butterfly Lessons” enfolds three earlier volumes...trace a poet’s growth emotionally and spiritually. Here’s a fine image excerpted from “Melancholy”. ….Not because of anything Gone wrong Not grief --- Just there, Like a raindrop on a leaf…. Betsy’s images work to magnify their context and contain a whiff of Eastern wisdom as is this “Advice to Kanti”: Attach yourself not To the good action Nor to the bad action But, rather, to that place Between all action. As Yang to Betsy’s Yin, Paulet’s “Florida Cracker Boy: Tales of a Misspent Youth” teems”

— Jim Davis column Play it by Ear, Citrus County Chronichle

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