Sunday, September 14, 2014

Old Broads Waxing Poetic Cast: Sunday

In honor of Old Broads Waxing Poetic book launch
I am featuring the cast of poets.  A grand finale on Sunday - Fran Fischer

I've saved our liveliest most senior poet for last in my tour of Old Broads. Fran Fischer is a pip - and that's a word I don't dole out to just anyone. In getting to work on this compilation, I've had the joy of reading her poems and marveling at the humor and zest for life. I bet she keeps California on its toes - you can tell from her energy level. She's a fighter with a zing.

Please check out her blog, buy her books, and enjoy the poems she shared in Old Broads Waxing Poetic. We're gonna need a volume two, just to have Fran do Odes to 85, 90, 95, and 100. Cheers to you, kid!


  1. I too, loved reading Fran's poems. I am inspired. I'm not sure any of you know, I actually work at a senior center. We have a 95-year-old senior who said the other day, "I'd love to live to 100." That's the perspective to have...and I read that in Fran!

  2. I loved her "Odes" poems in the book. Love her sense of humor!

  3. Fran really is a "Pip!" You've hit the nail on the head with each one of your writer descriptions! Though I'm still coming to grips with being called a "cat herder!" Fran is full of fun and adventure! I also hope she continues to write "Odes" for many years to come! This was great, Joanne!


  4. She's a fierce one, that fishducky. Her poetry never gets old (excuse the term), and neither does she.