Very happy to share that the May 5, 2014, Towson Times includes a lovely article about my book and quest to keep the story of Warren alive. Here’s an excerpt:
“I was unable to locate another living person who had any memories of Warren or who had even lived there, as a baby or young child. I felt compelled to capture and preserve it,” she said.
To do her part to archive both the history of the town and her grandmother’s legacy as the oldest survivor of Warren on record (she died in 2006 at the age of 103), Kolakowski wrote “Persistence: Poems of Warren, Maryland,” just published by David Robert Books.
The 78-page book is filled with original poetry; some poems are written directly about her grandmother, while others capture the possible experiences of real residents that she read about.