WALDEN – Elizabeth McCarthy, a resident of Walden, has just released her first poetry chapbook, “Winter Vole,” published by Finishing Line Press.
McCarthy has lived in Walden for over 30 years with her husband, Thomas Hogeboom. They have been frequently featured in newspapers for their participation in road races.
She says, “Many of my poems come to me when I run the hills and dirt roads here in our Kingdom, including several poems in my new book such as, “Running With The Echo Of Time” or on fall mornings as I walk up the fairways at Mountain View Country Club and find a poem like “Walking into Fall.”
McCarthy lives in an old farmhouse in Walden surrounded by fields and forests. In the course of many years, she and her husband raised two children, several generations of free roaming hens, and made numerous attempts at keeping honey bees alive through cold winters and visits from marauding bears. Retired from teaching, she turned to poetry in 2020 when the pandemic closed the world down and time became a windfall. She is a member of the online poetry group, The Lockdown Poets of Aberdeen, Scotland.