Born in Texas, Wynne Huddleston lived in several states before the family moved back to Mississippi permanently when she was 8 years old. She began writing poetry and playing piano at an early age. As a child, her love of music and words was kindled as she often listened to her uncles playing guitars and singing on the front porch at her grandparents’ home, and by hearing the pianist at their Baptist church services. The National Board Certified Teacher holds a master’s degree in Music Education from The University of Southern Mississippi and studied Creative Writing at the University of West Alabama at Livingston. A member of the National Association for Music Education, she is a veteran elementary music teacher of 25 years, often incorporating poetry into her music lessons. Huddleston has 2 grown sons, 2 grandchildren, and another on the way.
Wynne Huddleston’s poetry has appeared in over 60 publications, including Camroc Press Review, Birmingham Arts Journal, Southern Women’s Review, The Mom Egg, and Danse Macabre. Ms. Huddleston is the 2014 Mississippi Poetry Society (MPS) Poet of the Year. Other awards include 1st Place in the 2010 Grandmother Earth National Contest for Environmental Poetry, Winner of the Enchanted Conversation Daughters of Air Poetry Contest, and a Pushcart Nomination from Deep South Magazine. In 2011 she was Workshop Presenter for the 54th Mid-South Poetry Festival in Memphis, TN. A former board member of the Mississippi Writers Guild and the Mississippi Poetry Society, she currently serves as board member for Stage 2 MPAC (Youth Division of Meridian Performing Arts Council). Published by the Mississippi Poetry Society Inc. in April, 2014, From the Depths of Red Bluff is her first book. For more information, please see her website: http://wynnehuddleston.wordpress.com/
From the Depths of Red Bluff will take you across the dirt road where muscadines grow, through childhood memories of grandparents and sweet, southern summers, then into a flood of loss and regret where the devil always gets his due. You’ll take your grandson’s tiny hand to cross a bridge of forgiveness and find the hope of spring in your granddaughter’s innocent face. You’ll sing the blues, get swept away by the Mississippi River into a vein that cuts deep into the heart of beautiful Red Bluff where all the blue, red, purple and golden moments magically come together in a rainbow of Amazing Grace. This collection does more than scrape the surface; it’s bound to leave its mark on your heart.
The book is available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/0984048324/