TEANECK, N.J., May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Brian Lawrence is a 3rd generation Jewish American and has had no direct relatives perish in the holocaust during World War II. However, his poetry is written in the first person as if he was actually there. And in honor of Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day on May 5th, he is publicly revealing his poetry collection. It can be reviewed on his personal blog at http://www.brianlawrence.com/#!My-Holocaust-Poetry-Collection/c15j3/56f9c7b90cf2eb66d9707ab9.
Lawrence, a known wedding industry writer, seminar speaker and business consultant, works with numerous wholesale and retail wedding businesses with their marketing and improving their website. He maintains a column in the leading wedding industry trade publication "Vows" Magazine. He has spoken at leading wedding industry conferences like Wedding MBA and WeddingWire World.
"I do not remember learning about the holocaust in any detail in high school," Lawrence recollects. "I read the book, 'Man's Search For Meaning' by Victor Frankel and 'Night' by Elie Weisel and I was haunted by the reality of how something like this could happen. I channeled that deep empathy into my poetry."
Lawrence did enter one of his poems "The A-dolph Train" into a poetry contest at a local bookstore. He received a letter saying he was a finalist. He was skeptical, thinking it was a ploy to get people into the store but when he arrived there was an audience, a panel of judges and five finalists that read their poems. Lawrence won the contest. "This may have been one of my greatest honors," he recalls.
He has also written numerous other poems over the years.
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