I first came across this poem at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival a couple of years ago. I would have to say that this yearly festival is my favorite way thus far to experience poetry, and it is definitely one of my favorite things about Connecticut. Imagine an historic mansion turned art gallery, rolling pastures […]


Two weeks ago on PoeMondaY, I introduced one of my mentors, but today I would like to expand that group of people who have influenced my life to include all of the teacher’s I’ve had the opportunity to study under. It is true that some teachers have more of an impact than others and that […]


Last week’s PoeMondaY poem was longer and filled with gorgeous imagery, but short poetry can be just as captivating. Today, I present one of my favorite short poems, this one by Gregory Orr. I’d love to hear your thoughts! To Be Alive To be alive: not just the carcass But the spark. That’s crudely put, […]


Look! It’s PoeMondaY again! One of the things I was most blessed with during my post-secondary education was the opportunity to have some really amazing mentors. Each of them played a significant role in teaching, inspiring, shaping, and encouraging me in my writing and in my career path. Not too long ago, I was tickled […]


Hello, and welcome to PoeMondaY! Ok, so I admit the title of my new weekly feature is a bit cheesy, but what can I say? I love cheese, whether it be in food, wordplay, or pun form! My hope is to share something new every Monday in the realm of poetry. These shares are things […]

Anthem #2

Oh, how I love it when the music says it all… It’s Amazing — Jem Do it, now You know who you are You feel it in your heart And you’re burning with ambition But first, wait Won’t get it on a plate You gonna have to work for it Harder and harder And I […]


Music is amazing. It has the power to say exactly what we are thinking or feeling. It can motivate us to work harder, run faster, reach further. It can help heal wounds or make us happy to be alive. This one is serving as a reminder for me right now. Shine — Anna Nalick Oh […]


A warm breeze through open windows, wind chimes tinkling in the stirring breeze, the smell and sound of steaks sizzling on the grill (oh, how I love cooking out), a palm tree thrust into the bright blue sky, a really good book, blanket and pillow on the lawn while absorbing the sun, a brief nap […]