Ancestors and Other Poems is a self-published book of poetry available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.
Many of the poems focus on growing up in a working-class neighborhood. The title poem depicts facets of self-realization.
Margaret McGowan is a poet who lives in Schenectady with her husband Mike. She was also read at open mics early on in the local poetry scene when she was known as Margaret Smalec.