The 20th century has effected great change in the lifestyle and psychological freedom of American women. This unique collection of poetry reaches into the poet's own mother's memory, exploring the early part of the century. A woman's voice reaches out to other parts of the world with the poetics of exploring other lands. This voice attempts to touch other cultures by embracing languages and sharing emotions. This poet represents a strong voice in American literature which reflects a broad span of historical experience.
Born in upper Minnesota, Ms. Salmi completed her education in California becoming a resident in 1951. She graduated from SD State University with BA and MA in English. Tenured by Southwestern College, she retired emeritus from that position in 1991. Prior to retirement she published several educational works, as well as three books of collected poems. Many of her individual poems were published by the small press throughout the country. Now retired, she devotes her time to the arts.