McHugh's poetry is driven by a profound care and concern for wildlife and our diminishing environment. Today's threats to our mental and physical health are lurking in the underbrush, waiting to be blown or ignited by forces beyond our control. Peace of mind is attainable if we work to protect our common destiny. The near future will determine what that destiny might be.
Audrey McHugh is a retired nurse who realized some time in her twenties at Hunter college that she loved poetry more than nursing. She has traveled extensively and observed the cultures of the world and challenges that many women face. The pandemic years drew her into a confined world of family and a few friends, giving her time to reflect and write this manuscript.