Official Publication!

I am excited to announce the official publication of my first book!

“Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey” is officially available for purchase in paperback and e-book on Amazon!

This book features a collection of fifty poems reflecting personal growth in my aspirations, relationships, and understanding of my life.

Please visit the following link on Amazon!

Thank you to everyone who has supported me on my journey to publication through following my blog, providing feedback and cheering me on! Also, thanks to all my friends and family members who are celebrating with me on this very exciting accomplishment!

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Sarah Ritter is a writer who shares her feelings and experiences on the blog “Sarah Ritter’s Revelations… A Collection of My Poems & Short Stories.”

Her first book Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey is available in paperback and e-book on Amazon!

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Perspective

I was sad I could not hear
What was being said
Till I saw those who could not see
What was in front of them

I was tired of my body aching
From the adventures I’d been on
Till I watched athletes perform
Though they were missing limbs

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Sarah Ritter shares her feelings and experiences on the blog “Sarah Ritter’s Revelations… A Collection of My Poems & Short Stories.”

Her writing has also been featured on CT Working Moms, Brave and Reckless and Whisper and the Roar.

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Her first book “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey” is available in paperback and e-book on Amazon!

The book is available to purchase in person at Burgundy Books in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, and That Book Store in her hometown of Wethersfield, Connecticut

AudibleAvailable as an audiobook on Audible!

Sarah Ritter is also a contributing poet to the “We Are Beat Anthology” and the “Goddess Anthology” by The National Beat Poetry Foundation, as well as the “Connecticut Bards Northwest Poetry Review,” “The Mondo” and “A Pathway To Dreams” published by Local Gems Press.

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If you are would like to order a signed and personalized copy of either book, please order from Etsy or e-mail me at sarahritterwriter@gmail.com

Bards Poetry

To listen to a few of Sarah Ritter’s poems featured in the “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey,” click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 04/04/20.

To listen to the Mondo collaboration between poet John Dutton and Sarah Ritter, click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 04/17/20.

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Drought

With him right by her side
Life felt like a lake filled
With the energy of flowing water
And the beauty of thriving growth

But when he left her life
Her thriving, beautiful lake dried up
Till all that remained was
Cracked soil and shriveled plants
Yet, she awaited his presence
Like the rain in a drought

But all he ever provided her
Were light sprinkles and cloudy skies
Just enough for plants to revive
But not enough for the
Fish, frogs and turtles to sustain

Now that he is completely gone
She accepts the drought
Because it’s easier on her heart
Than anticipating the rain

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Sarah Ritter shares her feelings and experiences on the blog “Sarah Ritter’s Revelations… A Collection of My Poems & Short Stories.”

Her writing has also been featured on CT Working Moms, Brave and Reckless and Whisper and the Roar.

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Her first book “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey” is available in paperback and e-book on Amazon!

The book is available to purchase in person at Burgundy Books in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, and That Book Store in her hometown of Wethersfield, Connecticut

AudibleAvailable as an audiobook on Audible!

Sarah Ritter is also a contributing poet to the “We Are Beat Anthology” and the “Goddess Anthology” by The National Beat Poetry Foundation, as well as the “Connecticut Bards Northwest Poetry Review,” “The Mondo” and “A Pathway To Dreams” published by Local Gems Press.

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If you are would like to order a signed and personalized copy of either book, please order from Etsy or e-mail me at sarahritterwriter@gmail.com

Bards Poetry

To listen to a few of Sarah Ritter’s poems featured in the “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey,” click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 04/04/20.

To listen to the Mondo collaboration between poet John Dutton and Sarah Ritter, click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 04/17/20.

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Treasures

Today my treasures were stolen
But the thieves are not to blame
For I revealed where I hid the key
Then, never got the locks changed

Though my heart is saddened
I cannot be mad, nor call them cruel
For it was I, who wanted to share
The beauty of my precious jewels

I hope now that they own my treasures
They value them as I much as I have
But, I suspect they’re already forgotten
Left untouched in discarded bags
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Sarah Ritter shares her feelings and experiences on the blog “Sarah Ritter’s Revelations… A Collection of My Poems & Short Stories.”

Her writing has also been featured on CT Working Moms, Brave and Reckless and Whisper and the Roar.

Amazon

Her first book “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey” is available in paperback and e-book on Amazon!

The book is available to purchase in person at Burgundy Books in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, and That Book Store in her hometown of Wethersfield, Connecticut

AudibleAvailable as an audiobook on Audible!

Sarah Ritter is also a contributing poet to the “We Are Beat Anthology” and the “Goddess Anthology” by The National Beat Poetry Foundation, as well as the “Connecticut Bards Northwest Poetry Review,” “The Mondo” and “A Pathway To Dreams” published by Local Gems Press.

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If you are would like to order a signed and personalized copy of either book, please order from Etsy or e-mail me at sarahritterwriter@gmail.com

Bards Poetry

To listen to a few of Sarah Ritter’s poems featured in the “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey,” click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 04/04/20.

To listen to the Mondo collaboration between poet John Dutton and Sarah Ritter, click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 04/17/20.

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Thirsty

She pours everything she has
Into a single cup for him
He drinks up every delicious drop
But offers nothing in exchange
Leaving her still thirsty for him
Yet she still longs to offer more
If he were to crave another sip

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Sarah Ritter shares her feelings and experiences on the blog “Sarah Ritter’s Revelations… A Collection of My Poems & Short Stories.”

Her writing has also been featured on CT Working Moms, Brave and Reckless and Whisper and the Roar.

Her first book “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey” is available in paperback and e-book on Amazon!

The book is available to purchase in person at Burgundy Books in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, and That Book Store in her hometown of Wethersfield, Connecticut

AudibleAvailable as an audiobook on Audible!

New Anthologies

Sarah Ritter is also a contributing poet to the “We Are Beat Anthology” and the “Goddess Anthology” by The National Beat Poetry Foundation, as well as sevral anthologies published by Local Gems Press.

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If you are would like to order a signed and personalized copy of either book, please order from Etsy or e-mail me at sarahritterwriter@gmail.com

Bards Poetry

To listen to a few of Sarah Ritter’s poems featured in the “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey,” click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 04/04/20.

To listen to the Mondo collaboration between poet John Dutton and Sarah Ritter, click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 04/17/20.

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Chaos Book Launch

I am excited to announce that two of my poems, “Books” and Contained Rage” have been published in the recent anthology: CHAOS A Poetry Vortex, published by Local Gems Press!These two poems are both written using traditional poetry structures. “Books” is a villanelle, and “Contained Rage” is an english sonnet. I wrote both of these poems while taking a poetry course taught by Connecticut author Eileen Albrizio.

Bard Con Virtual and Bards Against Hunger: On August 18th, the Bards Poetry Revolution hosted a virtual book launch for “CHAOS A Poetry Vortex.”

The podcast hosted by anthology editor James P. Wagner (Ishwa) with Marc Rosen, featured poets from the anthology shared readings of their poems from the book. You can hear Sarah Ritter read her poem “Books” at 1:09 min into the podcast.

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Local Gems Press pledged 50% of the profits from all copies sold directly until the end of the live launch were donated to Feeding America. After the live launch, 25% from all copies sold directly will be donated.

© 2020 Sarah Ritter. All Rights Reserved.

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Sarah Ritter shares her feelings and experiences on the blog “Sarah Ritter’s Revelations… A Collection of My Poems & Short Stories.”

Her writing has also been featured on CT Working Moms, Brave and Reckless and Whisper and the Roar.

Amazon
Her first book “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey” is available in paperback and e-book on Amazon!

The book is available to purchase in person at Burgundy Books in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, and That Book Store in her hometown of Wethersfield, Connecticut

AudibleAvailable as an audiobook on Audible!

Sarah Ritter is also a contributing poet to the “We Are Beat Anthology” and the “Goddess Anthology” by The National Beat Poetry Foundation, as well as several anthologies published by Local Gems Press.

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If you are would like to order a signed and personalized copy of either book, please order from Etsy or e-mail me at sarahritterwriter@gmail.com

Bards Poetry

To listen to a few of Sarah Ritter’s poems featured in the “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey,” click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 04/04/20.

To listen to the “Mondo” collaboration between poet John Dutton and Sarah Ritter, click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 04/17/20.

To listen to Sarah Ritter’s poem “Books,” featured in “CHAOS, A Poetry Vortex,” click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 08/28/20.

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I Choose You

Sometimes I look at you
I wonder, do you actually know
How I feel?
Of course, you must know
You should know

Though you know my heart
You don’t want to slide in
To the ease of complacency
I don’t want the air
To grow stagnant between us

But I chose you
Every day, I choose you
Through years of experiences
Transitions and emotions
I choose you

Because I love the fire
You light my life up with
So, let’s keep the fire
From sizzling out
Instead, let us reactivate
What fuels our love

Let’s celebrate our decisions
As we shall continue to
Choose each other
Every single day
For the rest of our lives

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Sarah Ritter shares her feelings and experiences on the blog “Sarah Ritter’s Revelations… A Collection of My Poems & Short Stories.”

Her writing has also been featured on CT Working Moms, Brave and Reckless and Whisper and the Roar.

Amazon
Her first book “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey” is available in paperback and e-book on Amazon!

The book is available to purchase in person at Burgundy Books in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, and That Book Store in her hometown of Wethersfield, Connecticut

AudibleAvailable as an audiobook on Audible!

Sarah Ritter is also a contributing poet to the “We Are Beat Anthology” and the “Goddess Anthology” by The National Beat Poetry Foundation, as well as the “Connecticut Bards Northwest Poetry Review,” “The Mondo” and “A Pathway To Dreams” published by Local Gems Press.

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If you are would like to order a signed and personalized copy of either book, please order from Etsy or e-mail me at sarahritterwriter@gmail.com

Bards Poetry

To listen to a few of Sarah Ritter’s poems featured in the “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey,” click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 04/04/20.

To listen to the Mondo collaboration between poet John Dutton and Sarah Ritter, click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 04/17/20.

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Trees in a Garden of Ashes Book Launch

I am excited to announce my poem “Adjustments” has been published in the recent anthology: Trees in a Garden of Ashes- Poetry of Resilience, published by Local Gems Press!

I submitted “Adjustments,” as a contribution to the theme of resilience. This poem is a reminder that while it’s always important to dream, one can always find ways to be happy using the opportunitites and resources currently available.

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Bard Con Virtual and Bards Against Hunger: One June 18th, the Bards Poetry Revolution hosted a virtual book launch for the new anthology Trees in a Garden of Ashes, Poetry of Resilience.

The podcast hosted by anthology editor James P. Wagner (Ishwa) with co-host Nick Hale from Local Gems Press, poets from the anthology shared readings of their poems from the book.

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Local Gems Press pledged 50% of the profits from all copies sold directly until the end of the live launch were donated to Feeding America. After the live launch, 25% from all copies sold directly will be donated.
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Sarah Ritter shares her feelings and experiences on the blog “Sarah Ritter’s Revelations… A Collection of My Poems & Short Stories.”

Her writing has also been featured on CT Working Moms, Brave and Reckless and Whisper and the Roar.

Amazon

Her first book “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey” is available in paperback and e-book on Amazon!

The book is available to purchase in person at Burgundy Books in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, and That Book Store in her hometown of Wethersfield, Connecticut

AudibleAvailable as an audiobook on Audible!

Contributing Anthologies

Sarah Ritter is also a contributing poet to the “We Are Beat Anthology” and the “Goddess Anthology” by The National Beat Poetry Foundation, as well as the “Connecticut Bards Northwest Poetry Review,” “The Mondo” and “A Pathway To Dreams” published by Local Gems Press.

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If you are would like to order a signed and personalized copy of either book, please order from Etsy or e-mail me at sarahritterwriter@gmail.com

Bards Poetry

To listen to a few of Sarah Ritter’s poems featured in the “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey,” click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 04/04/20.

To listen to the Mondo collaboration between poet John Dutton and Sarah Ritter, click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 04/17/20.

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Marriage

Marriage
Is the feeling
Of falling in love
With each other
Over and
Over again

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Sarah Ritter shares her feelings and experiences on the blog “Sarah Ritter’s Revelations… A Collection of My Poems & Short Stories.”

Her writing has also been featured on CT Working Moms, Brave and Reckless and Whisper and the Roar Amazon

Her first book “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey” is available in paperback and e-book on Amazon!

The book is available to purchase in person at Burgundy Books in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, and That Book Store in her hometown of Wethersfield, Connecticut

AudibleAvailable as an audiobook on Audible!

Sarah Ritter is also a contributing poet to the “We Are Beat Anthology” and the “Goddess Anthology” by The National Beat Poetry Foundation, as well as the “Connecticut Bards Northwest Poetry Review,” “The Mondo” and “A Pathway To Dreams” published by Local Gems Press.

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If you are would like to order a signed and personalized copy of either book, please order from Etsy or e-mail me at sarahritterwriter@gmail.com

Bards Poetry

To listen to a few of Sarah Ritter’s poems featured in the “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey,” click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 04/04/20.

To listen to the Mondo collaboration between poet John Dutton and Sarah Ritter, click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 04/17/20.

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Forever

My skin
Radiates from your touch
My heart
Melts from your gaze
My hope
Is to feel like this forever
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Sarah Ritter shares her feelings and experiences on the blog “Sarah Ritter’s Revelations… A Collection of My Poems & Short Stories.”

Her writing has also been featured on CT Working Moms, Brave and Reckless and Whisper and the Roar.

Amazon

Her first book “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey” is available in paperback and e-book on Amazon!

The book is available to purchase in person at Burgundy Books in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, and That Book Store in her hometown of Wethersfield, Connecticut

AudibleAvailable as an audiobook on Audible!

Sarah Ritter is also a contributing poet to the “We Are Beat Anthology” and the “Goddess Anthology” by The National Beat Poetry Foundation, as well as the “Connecticut Bards Northwest Poetry Review,” “The Mondo” and “A Pathway To Dreams” published by Local Gems Press.

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If you are would like to order a signed and personalized copy of either book, please order from Etsy or e-mail me at sarahritterwriter@gmail.com

Bards Poetry

To listen to a few of Sarah Ritter’s poems featured in the “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey,” click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 04/04/20.

To listen to the Mondo collaboration between poet John Dutton and Sarah Ritter, click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 04/17/20.

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I Will

There are the kisses that gently ask
“May I?”
The kisses that fervently ask
“Can I?”
The kisses that humbly ask
“Do you?”
The kisses that assure
“I do!”
But there are the kisses that ask
“Will you?”
And I love the kisses that promise
“I will, I will, I will.”

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Sarah Ritter shares her feelings and experiences on the blog “Sarah Ritter’s Revelations… A Collection of My Poems & Short Stories.”

Her writing has also been featured on CT Working Moms, Brave and Reckless and Whisper and the Roar Amazon

Her first book “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey” is available in paperback and e-book on Amazon!

The book is available to purchase in person at Burgundy Books in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, and That Book Store in her hometown of Wethersfield, Connecticut

AudibleAvailable as an audiobook on Audible!

Sarah Ritter is also a contributing poet to the “We Are Beat Anthology” and the “Goddess Anthology” by The National Beat Poetry Foundation, as well as the “Connecticut Bards Northwest Poetry Review,” “The Mondo” and “A Pathway To Dreams” published by Local Gems Press.

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If you are would like to order a signed and personalized copy of either book, please order from Etsy or e-mail me at sarahritterwriter@gmail.com

Bards Poetry

To listen to a few of Sarah Ritter’s poems featured in the “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey,” click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 04/04/20.

To listen to the Mondo collaboration between poet John Dutton and Sarah Ritter, click on the Bard’s Poetry Revolution Podcast episode featured on 04/17/20.

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