In this latest book in the Beyond Haiku series - Women Pilots Write Poetry, Argentine- born American Airlines Captain Linda Pauwels masterfully captures the adventure and beauty that come with the journey of flying aircraft. From these pages come a thoughtful curation of haiku and short poems by fifty-eight women pilots from ten countries who collectively share their diverse flying backgrounds.
Many of the contributors to this book carry out the honorable work of flying over borders and walls, making the world a smaller place-and all while forging a path in what has historically been a man's profession. These women are custodians of the power and majesty of flight.
Among these inspiring, characteristically dry, and often amusing poetic insights, Pauwels has woven a selection of profound and previously unpublished poetry written by the greatest aviatrix of all time, Amelia Earhart.
Again, in this latest of book of the Beyond Haiku series, beautiful illustrations by children of pilots, aged 7-17, bring the richness of the aviators' words even further to life.
All proceeds from Women Pilots Write Poetry go to fund aviation scholarships for aspiring women aviators.