Local poet explores sights, sounds of Michigan

Apr 7, 2014

Jean Van Wieren is selling 'This Mitten Is Tightly Knit' primarily through her Facebook and Etsy websites.
Credit Scott Pohl/WKAR

Poetry, art, and Michigan. All have inspired local writer and artist Jeanne Van Wieren. The Williamston Enterprise columnist has published a book of her art and poetry called “This Mitten Is Tightly Knit”.

Van Wieren says she started writing poetry in her journal at least 20 years ago, especially poems with a Christmas theme she would include in her seasonal greeting cards.

A friend's nudging prompted her to combine her talents for painting and poetry into a book.