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Mama Tried

Appearance Date: 10/29/2022

A collection of poems written by a teacher who served in public schools for twenty-five years, Mama Tried (Broadstone Books) takes the reader on a journey through her experiences as an educator and as a mother. Written with love and devotion to her students, the reader will meet students in Ms. B’s classroom, laugh at the chaos that ensues in a busy school, and feel heartbroken over the losses all American teachers suffer. Through it all, you will cheer Ms. B’s efforts and fall in love with the characters in this book. Mama Tried is Beck’s fourth collection of poems. For more information, please visit:

Meet the Author

B. Elizabeth Beck
B. Elizabeth Beck

Elizabeth Beck is the author of the SUMMER TOUR Trilogy as well as four collections of poems. Broadstone Books published “Mama Tried,” a collection of teacher-mother poems April 2022 in coordination with “Under the Elm,” the final book of the SUMMER TOUR Trilogy. Founder of The Teen Howl Poetry Series that serves children in central Kentucky, Elizabeth has been a teacher for twenty-five years. She is a recipient of a Kentucky Foundation for Women Artist Grant. When not teaching and writing, Elizabeth makes mixed media art. For more information about her, please visit: