I Asked the Wind – A Collection of Romantic Poetry
I Asked the Wind is a journey into romance, love, and loss through poetry. Beautiful and powerful in its lyrical and simple verse, you will find yourself immersed in a world of sensuality, passion, desire, and innocence; all woven together into a tapestry of human emotion.
Drawing on natural elements such as the sun, sand, wind, and moon, this collection explores the light and darkness of romantic love. From the exhilaration of love first discovered to the crushing pain of love lost, each poem evokes the intensity of the experience. Universal in its appeal, the collection urges the reader, to think, to feel, and to remember.
About Valerie Nifora (Long Island, New York Author)
Valerie Nifora is an author and a poet. Born and raised in Suffolk County, New York to Greek immigrant parents, Valerie spent over 20 years, as Marketing Communications Leader for IBM. She has used her gift as a storyteller to create award-winning campaigns and ghostwrite for several executives.
Her first book, I Asked the Wind: A Collection of Romantic Poetry explores innocence, sensuality, passion, desire, heartbreak, and loss through the lens of her personal experience spanning 15 years. Her beautiful and powerful voice immediately calls forth a time of leather-bound books and invites the reader to find a comfortable chair and begin their journey through the powerful human emotion of love. She currently holds a 5-star rating on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Target. The San Francisco Book Review also granted I Asked the Wind: A Collection of Romantic Poetry 5-stars explaining her work as follows: “The versatility and beauty of her work easily garners Nifora’s collection 5 stars,” further explaining, “Through her words, we come to better understand that significance and beauty of a romance, regardless of how short-lived.”
She also co-authored the book, Passed Down from Mom. A Collection of Inspiring Stories About Moms & Motherhood which is proving to be an Amazon bestseller. Valerie’s piece focuses on the life lessons her Greek mother taught her about gratitude and perspective while being raised poor. Her piece is called, “All Little Ants Need Their Mother.” Proceeds from this book will be given to charity to support mothers and children. Both books are available with several retailers including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, Apple Books, Kobo, Bookshop.org among others.
Valerie holds a B.A. in Communications from Emerson College and an M.B.A. from Fordham University. She is married and a mother of two amazing sons.