Taddy Dawson 

"Poetry can keep life itself alive. You can endure almost anything as long as you can sing about it."   James Wright                                          

Taddy started writing when she was ten and was given her first digital camera at 50.  Following her husband’s death, she met a photographer and web designer who also had an interest in poetry.  He became a mentor and a friend inspiring her to combine her photography and poetry to create these books.  She has designed and built this website in his memory.


"td2" honors her eldest son whose initials were the same as hers.  Since his death she has felt his presence particularly when she engages in a creative process.  She has two surviving children and a daughter-in-law, mother to twins Taddy calls the Twinkles.  She lives in the Philadelphia area with Twig, her King Charles Spaniel.  




Taddy Dawson