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Jan Slepian, an Arlington author of children's books and poetry, has died at age 95.

She is the mother of Anne Ellinger, a founder of Arlington-based True Story Theatre, a troupe that promotes social healing through theater.

An obituary in the Nov. 9 Boston Globe by Brian Marquard captures her personal spirit as well as those of her words.

Read it to the end.

In "Muscle Building" from her second collection, The Other Shoe, she wrote:

The heart is complicated enough

without murky metaphors.

I write from my beat to yours.

Read the entire obituary here >>

This news announcement was published Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016.