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The Helena Arkansas Daily World - Helena, AR
  • Fosters get first book of poetry published

  • For 27-year old Jacqueline and 33-year old Hollis Foster III, writing poetry has always been something that has come easy for them. It's a way of finding the words before they are spoken and expressing the moments in their journey that have taught them to hold fast to faith and an unconditional love that will surpass the moments of uncertainty.
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  • For 27-year old Jacqueline and 33-year old Hollis Foster III, writing poetry has always been something that has come easy for them. It's a way of finding the words before they are spoken and expressing the moments in their journey that have taught them to hold fast to faith and an unconditional love that will surpass the moments of uncertainty. “Expressions” is a book of 50 poems written about the hurt, the betrayal, and the pain one may find themselves dealing with,” explained Jacqueline. Readers also will find readings of strength, success and love to encourage them to see that these bad moments in time will pass and be washed away into a distant memory. Jacqueline and Hollis began expressing their poetic talents while in junior high and have a collective 20 plus years of writing poetry between them. The Fosters are proud to announce that this is their first publication and are already working on a follow-up to “Expressions.” “Expressions is a journey through pain, hurt, betrayal, strength and success and love. We hope that our readers will be empowered as we were and continue along their journey, renewed and refreshed as you learn you're not alone,” commented Hollis. “We express the pain that brought us strength and the hurt that we have overcome to find success as well as the betrayal that taught us to hold on to true love,” said Jacqueline. According to Jacqueline, it didn't take long to get their poetic pieces published once they figured out what they wanted to do with them. “We compiled recent and past written pieces together, some of which reflected one another's pieces written separately,” she added. All poems are written by Jacqueline and Hollis to portray the life's experiences and how they chose to express what they felt and how it determined the outcome of every situation. “We're currently working on Expressions II in continuance of our hopes and dreams, of what has happened and what will become another part of the journey,” continued Hollis. The Fosters also hope to establish Foster's Touch where they will write greeting cards and personal feel greeting cards that are catered to that specific situation or moment of time. “We hope to express the words others that can't speak,” explained Hollis. The Fosters will be hosting a book signing that will be held during the 28th annual King Biscuit Blues Festival Oct. 10, 11 and the 12 in The Depot on Cherry Street. The Fosters final message: “You can face, release, overcome and succeed. “

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