Bette Mioduski was born
in Utah during war years. She was the eldest of eleven children
and her childhood years were spent moving from one army post
to another while her father was in the service. Her schooling
was predominantly in the Pittsburgh area and her high school
years were spent in an all girls' school. She majored in psychology
in pursuit of her degree from Allegheny Community College, which
provides her a unique ability to adapt a poetic presentation
to the life drama of everyday people.
She and her siblings traveled extensively with their father
during her pre-school years. During these travels, she was exposed
to a wide variety of real life situations. From the "industrial
belly" of the northeast, through the bayous of "cajun
country" in southern Louisiana, west across "cowboy
country" to California, then along the Palisades to the
foggy reaches of Washington State and back to the "steel
stacks" of Pittsburgh. She acquired a wealth of knowledge
about different cultures and lifestyles and the joys and agonies
encountered in everyday living by common folk.
It is these experiences that she brings forth in her poems to
give the reader a poetic presentation of these "real life"
situations she lived through and witnessed and now wants to
share with the reader. Her prose is presented in a free style
telling a story, although subtly hidden in many cases, enabling
readers to relate their thoughts and feelings to the poem they
are reading as if they were the author.
Bette Mioduski has been writing poetry for over 2.5 years and
has been published in the Valley News Dispatch, Poetry.com and
The International Library of Poetry.
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