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Alice Pointer Kirk was born in Columbus, Ohio, but lived most of her life in Buffalo, New York. She was the youngest of seven children. While attending Erie Community College, she majored in Liberal Arts. She was married and the mother of four children, and later legally adopted three of her grandchildren. In 1997, she opened her first business, a nail salon. The nail salon, along with her love-inspired work with children, kept her very busy. She was a foster parent for 22 years. Some of her accomplishments were attained volunteering with the Flair Community Center as a Board Member. Alice drove for Meals on Wheels as a way of giving back after being blessed with a brand new van. While attending Faith Baptist Church in Buffalo NY, she was very active on the Usher Board. Her family relocated to Atlanta, Georgia where she became a member of the Lou Walker Senior Center and enrolled in a Poetry class. It was there that her love of poetry was recognized. In 2007, Alice became the first Poet Laureate at the Lou Walker Senior Center. She was an active part of a class that published a poetry book which is now in the Library of Congress and proceeds of which go to the earthquake survivors in Haiti. She is also a two-time cancer survivor. Alice lives in Ellenwood, Georgia where she has the ability to put her thoughts and feelings into poetry, hoping that what she writes will be understood, appreciated and enjoyed.

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