Glades area native publishes book of poetry

“We Are Legion” is a spirited, truthful and possibly offensive poetic journey with a twist of humor from an author writing about her pain.

Jennifer Alexander, 28, a professional bus attendant in Belle Glade, wrote this book to share her journey in Christianity while seeking to minister the Gospel to people she encounters.

Jennifer Alexander

“It has never been about me as an author, but about the author and finisher of my faith,” Alexander said. She added that she wants local residents to read the book and be encouraged because the broken, used, abused and misused can be saved.

Various poem structures and imagery from Ms. Alexander’s life are used throughout the book. Sonnet, tanka and haiku are a few of poetic forms used to encourage religious believers and future believers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

On the cover of the book, viewers will see a picture of Ms. Alexander’s Bible, “Sir Chips A lot” — a dog she owned — and the author herself lying in the grass.
“Don’t be afraid to share your gift with the world,” Ms. Alexander encourages her readers.

She published her book in 2017. It consists of 96 pages and comes in paperback format.

Ms. Alexander attributes her love for writing poetry to growing up in Belle Glade. Her literature professors in college also played an influential role in her decision to write “We Are Legion,” she said. She is currently in the middle of editing her second book, with hopes of having more poetry and making it more relatable.

Copies of “We Are Legion” can be purchased online at Amazon.com and through other major retailers. Ms. Alexander can be contacted on Instagram at @WritingFromJenn or by email at alexjen2008@gmail.com.

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