Poet’s Statement

Poetry is literally everywhere. As a writer, I am drawn to poetry because it is intuitive, suggestive and subtle. Poems create space for the imagination to fill in the blanks between the structure of the words. I think that poetry should be accessible and relatable in order for it to be effective.

Many, if not all, of my poems have an intersectional feminist slant, focusing on and seeking to address aspects of self-care; empowerment; sexuality; the role and impact of family and community; dimensions of privilege and oppression; relationships; equality; gender bending and expression; the simultaneous gap and movement between childhood and adulthood; depression and mental health triumphs, struggles and processes; and social justice related issues and concepts.

I decided to give this blog its name because the three dots of an ellipsis often signify the things that go unsaid in a thought, statement or conversation. My Ellipses poetry series is symbolic of the various usages for which this type of punctuation can be used. This collection intentionally leaves a lot up to the reader’s and my own imagination, generating space and possibility for what could happen beyond the words on the page or the screen. They are both complete capsules of emotion and experiences, and also stories that exist beyond and between their beginnings and endings.

If you enjoy my various poetic musings, please share them with others who you think would get something out of them as well. I write for myself more than for an audience, but am always interested in having friendly, constructive discussions or receiving feedback from fellow artists.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

And as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen
Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name.

William ShakespeareA Midsummer Night’s Dream