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Brainerd resident’s poem included in book collection

Brainerd resident Charmaine Donovan’s poem “Nature’s Goodness” is included in the “Gratitude Prayers” book collection.


“Nature’s Goodness” received a Popular Choice Award in the Hackensack Art and Book Festival last August. The poem was published in both the Park Rapids Enterprise newspaper and Northwoods Woman magazine.

Donovan said this is her first publication in a hardbound book.

“Gratitude Prayers” is a collection of inspiring prayers, reflective poems and motivating quotes collected by June Cotner, author of the best-selling “GRACES.” The book includes the voices of classic visionaries such as Rumi, Anne Frank, Walt Whitman and Helen Keller, and contemporary writers such as Michael S. Glaser and Barbara Crooker.

Donovan’s first collection, “Tumbled Dry,” which won the Northeastern Book Award for Poetry, is available at Book World in Baxter and The Crossing Arts Center and CatTales in Brainerd.