Appeared with Ice Mountain Writers, April, 2002
Eddy Pendarvis was born in eastern Kentucky, and spent her early
childhood in southern West Virginia coal towns. Living in Florida,
she worked various jobs, as a curb hop, a telemarketer, and a
kindergarten aide. She returned to WV, got her masters degree
in gifted education, co-authored three books on education, and
now teaches at Marshall University in Huntington.
Her creative writing has been published in journals and magazines,
in three anthologies: A Gathering At The Forks, Guyandotte Poets,
and Getting By: Stories of Working Lives, and in the book Human
Landscapes. Her poetry collection, Coruscations, won first place
in the 1995 WV Writers Competition.