"Red Bird Woman" released!

ADA -- Many Rivers Harbor is proud to announce the publication of Red Bird Woman, a book of poetry by Oklahoma author Gail Wood.

Gail Wood said she has written all her life. "It is as natural to me as breathing," she said. "I love the written word, all the nuances, the connotations, the music."

"We're excited to publish Red Bird Woman," said Stephen B. Bagley, Many Rivers Harbor publisher. "The poetry is emotional and moving."

Wood is a retired educator and practicing poet. She has been published in ByLine Magazine, Creations 2012, and Creations 2013: 40 Ways to Look at Love. Red Bird Woman is her first book of poetry. She is currently collaborating on another book titled Bare, which combines the art of photography and poetry. 

She is a member of Ada Writers and the Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc. As a board member for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, she honors the memory of her sister who suffered from bipolar disorder. 

She holds a Masters of Education in English and Social Studies from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. Gail taught junior high and high school English for 14 years in the small rural school from which she graduated. She also served as federal programs administrator at the same school for eight years. 

She loves hiking, digging in the dirt, cooking, and life. She shares her views with the world at RedbirdWoman.blogspot.com.