Guest: Peggy Trojan

Peggy Trojan published her first poem in 2010. She was seventy-seven years old. Her inspiration came from a class on poetry writing she decided to take in her mid-seventies. After reading one of her poems, her instructor encouraged her to submit it for publication. That was the beginning. Since then she has been published in a wide variety of journals and anthologies and has written several books of poetry.

Peggy Trojan grew up in the north woods of Wisconsin where she enjoyed her life as an educator, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. It is from this history that she has drawn the content of her poems. Her latest book of poetry, ALL THAT MATTERS: Collected Poems 2010-2018, depicts, in the gracefulness of the words she’s chosen, stories of real life and the tender, sensitive moments she experienced.

Peggy shares her personal story and how she has woven her observations of life into the poetry she has written. Enjoy also some of the poignant poems included in her latest collection, ALL THAT MATTERS.