Poems by Bonnie Manion

Bonnie raised six children before beginning to write poetry in the late 1990s. Bonnie was always an active community and church volunteer, receiving the Peoria, Illinois Catholic Diocese highest lay award, the Pere Marquette Medal, in 2001. She has often been listed in Marquis Whos Who In America and Marquis Whos Who Among American Women. Bonnie has published over 350 poems published in various venues, and five chapbooks of poetry, since 2002. She also composes music for piano. She has done some seascape oil painting as well.