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Hello. My name is Bobbie Dumas Panek. I am a writer and poet. My poetry has been published in Sunshine, Many Waters, magazines & Moondance and aaduna, on-line magazine, and in the poetry anthologies Common Intuitions, Remembering Faces and two anthologies with the National League of American Pen Women : Poems of the Super Moon and The Light Between Us.

My articles have been published in the magazines: Birds and Blooms, Reminisce Extra, and Journal for the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), and I was also published by American Mothers.

I wrote a weekly column, "Just Another Day," in Auburn’s newspaper, The Citizen. One of my columns was included in Reverend Albert Shamon’s book, The Power of the Rosary. And on September 1st, 2015 those forty-eight columns will be available in a book of the same name, Just Another Day. 

My first book of poetry was published by FootHills Publishing. Morning Walks: Zen Meditations is an 85-page spine book with hand-stitching.

As of Spring 2016, I am the Poetry Editor for the National League of American Pen Woman Magazine.


I like writing because I can think about what I want to say rather than blurting out my reactions. I walk to unscramble my thoughts. I find clarity when I walk in nature. I often have a rosary in my pocket and much like mala beads the texture and curves of the beads keep me centered.

My Story

I worked for twenty-five years as a Radiologic Technologist registered in radiography, mammography, and computed tomography, and received my B.A. Degree in Creative Writing from Empire State College. I am the chairperson of the Finger Lakes Writers Group.

I live in Auburn, New York by the farm with my husband, where many crops are grown, including sunflowers for inspiration. Our children and grandchildren bring us immense joy.