EASTON, Conn. Patricia Hubbell, who wrote her first book of childrens poetry in 1963, continues to publish new books, with Shaggy Dogs, Waggy Dogs and Horses released last year.
The 83-year-old Easton resident, who lived in the historic Bradley-Hubbell house from 1932 to 1954, frequently writes about horses and nature, which reflect her personal interests in an Easton setting.
"I write poems about horses, because Ive always had horses since I was 4 years old, she said. And I grew up as a country person. My poems and books are about aspects of nature and reflect Easton being a watershed town.
Hubbell went to the University of Connecticut as an agriculture major but switched to English and started to write. She has published 10 collections of poetry and more than 20 picture books. Wrapping Paper Romp was selected as a Parents Magazine Book of the Year in 1998.
Hubbell has also taught classes at Helen Keller Middle School and Samuel Staples Elementary School. She currently participates in a poetry writers group in Westport.
Her vibrant poetry includes this passage from Catch Me a Wind, which she selected:
The abandoned tractor Sits near the old stone wall. Who left you, tractor? Who built you, wall?
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