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Beth Bonness
Transition Thunderstorms

Transition Thunderstorms is a memoir poetry collection. Written from inside the mind of someone experiencing a series of strokes and other major life events. All her life Beth tingled at the sight of approaching thunderstorms. Watching them over the wide expanse of a lake or faraway mountains. The electrifying steel blue background with the sun on her back. An eerie Tuscany yellow light cast on unsuspecting trees, their tender branches, and anything else between her and the rain. Transition Thunderstorms is Beth’s collection of poems about life’s events soaking you to the bone.

Beth Bonness grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the eldest of six girls. She moved to the Pacific Northwest with her computer science degree and her husband, where they raised their three daughters. After decades of working in product development and marketing, she left high-tech corporate culture to write. Her poems have appeared in The Timberline Review, Typehouse Magazine, Friday’s on the Boulevard, and her debut chapbook Transition Thunderstorms. She is currently working on a memoir about saving a 100-year-old mansion. Beth lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and writes early in the morning before she wakes up too much.

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