Joy Valerius’ interest in poetry began as a young girl in her eighth grade English class where her writing was greatly encouraged. She states, ” I love being a poet because I feel it gives me the opportunity to create magical landscapes with words, much the way a painter does with a brush. ” Joy has been avidly writing poetry for the past 25 years.
"Dogs on the Verge of Poetry" is an excursion into the emotional connection between humans and their canine friends. The author uses poetry to express such feelings as humor, playfulness, companionship and loss. Love fills this book of poems.