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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© 2019 Sarah Ritter. All Rights Reserved.

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!

Available on Amazon

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The Gravity Between Us – Sarah Ritter

Writing Challenge Prompt #3 The Gravity Between Us by Kristen Zimmer, by the Brave and Reckless

#THEGRAVITYBETWEENUS,
#THEBRAVEAND RECKLESS
#WHISPERANDTHEROAR

© 2019 Sarah Ritter. All Rights Reserved.

Sarah Ritter will be at the Big E selling signed copies of her book, and the “We are Beat” Anthology by the National Beat Poetry Foundation Inc, at the CAPA table during the following dates and times:

Sat Sept 14: 3:30 pm-6:00 pm
Sun Sept 15: 10:30 am-1:00 pm

Sun Sept 22: 1:00 pm-3:30 pm

Sat Sept 28: 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
Sun Sept 29: 10:30 am-1:00 pm

On Saturday October 19, That Book Store, is hosting a book reading featuring Connecticut poets/writers Sarah Ritter, Eileen Albrizio, Laura Stroebel and Chris Gay in Wethersfield, Connecticut.

Sarah Ritter 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!

The book is available as an audiobook on Audible!

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

Sarah Ritter is also a contributing poet to the “We Are Beat Anthology” by The National Beat Poetry Foundation.

If you are interested in purchasing a signed copy of either book, please e-mail me at sarahritterwriter@gmail.com

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Whisper and the Roar

I parked my car in front of our house
You opened the front door
As I moved towards you
I instinctively slid into your arms
As if pulled in like a magnet
I fell into your embrace
Like your love was my gravity
And our hearts could not help
But to comply with the laws of
Magnetism, gravitation and momentum
Because this was the natural order for us
We entered the house together
As if this was the way it has always been
Between us


Sarah Ritter is a writer and poet whose first poetry collection “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey,” was published in March 2019. In her spare time she writes for her online blog and creates homemade greeting cards.

You can read more of her writing at Sarah Ritter’s Revelations…A Collection of My Poems & Short Stories

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The Gravity Between Us – Sarah Ritter

Writing Challenge Prompt #3 The Gravity Between Us by Kristen Zimmer, by the Brave and Reckless

#THEGRAVITYBETWEENUS,
#THEBRAVEAND RECKLESS
#WHISPERANDTHEROAR

© 2019 Sarah Ritter. All Rights Reserved.

Sarah Ritter will be at the Big E selling signed copies of her book, and the “We are Beat” Anthology by the National Beat Poetry Foundation Inc, at the CAPA table during the following dates and times:

Sat Sept 14: 3:30 pm-6:00 pm
Sun Sept 15: 10:30 am-1:00 pm

Sun Sept 22: 1:00 pm-3:30 pm

Sat Sept 28: 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
Sun Sept 29: 10:30 am-1:00 pm

On Saturday October 19, That Book Store, is hosting a book reading featuring Connecticut poets/writers Sarah Ritter, Eileen Albrizio, Laura Stroebel and Chris Gay in Wethersfield, Connecticut.

Sarah Ritter 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!

The book is available as an audiobook on Audible!

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

Sarah Ritter is also a contributing poet to the “We Are Beat Anthology” by The National Beat Poetry Foundation.

If you are interested in purchasing a signed copy of either book, please e-mail me at sarahritterwriter@gmail.com

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Brave & Reckless

I parked my car in front of our house
You opened the front door
As I moved towards you
I instinctively slid into your arms
As if pulled in like a magnet
I fell into your embrace
Like your love was my gravity
And our hearts could not help
But to comply with the laws of
Magnetism, gravitation and momentum
Because this was the natural order for us
We entered the house together
As if this was the way it has always been
Between us


Sarah Ritter is a writer and poet whose first poetry collection “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey,” was published in March 2019. In her spare time she writes for her online blog and creates homemade greeting cards.

You can read more of her writing at Sarah Ritter’s Revelations…A Collection of My Poems & Short Stories

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Big E, Here I Come!

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The Big E

Big E, here I come! Come visit me at the CAPA table in the Connecticut Building during the Big E. You will have a chance to purchase a signed copy of “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey.”

You will also have the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of “We are Beat” Anthology by the National Beat Poetry Foundation Inc, published by Local Gems Press, where my poem “Our Conversation” is included among many of the other wonderful poems written by poets from all over.

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Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations

 

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We Are Beat Anthology

If you are interested in purchasing a signed copy of either book, but can not make the event, please e-mail me at sarahritterwriter@gmail.com

I will be there during these times:

Sat Sept 14, 2019 – 3:30pm-6:00pm
Sun Sept 15, 2019 – 10:30am-1:00pm

Sun Sept 22, 2019 – 1:00pm-3:30pm

Sat Sept 28, 2019 – 6:00pm-8:30pm
Sun Sept 29, 2019 – 10:30am-1:00pm

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Sarah Ritter Poet

© 2019 Sarah Ritter. All Rights Reserved.

Sarah Ritter will be at the Big E selling signed copies of her book, and the “We are Beat” Anthology by the National Beat Poetry Foundation Inc, at the CAPA table during the following dates and times:

Sat Sept 14: 3:30 pm-6:00 pm
Sun Sept 15: 10:30 am-1:00 pm

Sun Sept 22: 1:00 pm-3:30 pm

Sat Sept 28: 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
Sun Sept 29: 10:30 am-1:00 pm

On Saturday October 19, That Book Store, is hosting a book reading featuring Connecticut poets/writers Sarah Ritter, Eileen Albrizio, Laura Stroebel and Chris Gay in Wethersfield, Connecticut.

Sarah Ritter 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!

The book is available as an audiobook on Audible!

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.

Sarah Ritter is also a contributing poet to the “We Are Beat Anthology” by The National Beat Poetry Foundation.

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Desert of the Heart – Sarah Ritter

Writing Challenge Prompt #3: Desert of the Heart, by Jane Rule, by the Brave and Reckless

#DesertoftheHeart
#SmittenBookChallenge
#BraveandReckless

© 2019 Sarah Ritter. All Rights Reserved.

Sarah Ritter will be at the Big E selling signed copies of her book at the CAPA table during the following dates and times:

Sat Sept 14: 3:30 pm-6:00 pm
Sun Sept 15: 10:30 am-1:00 pm

Sun Sept 22: 1:00 pm-3:30 pm

Sat Sept 28: 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
Sun Sept 29: 10:30 am-1:00 pm

On Saturday October 19, That Book Store, is hosting a book reading featuring Connecticut poets/writers Sarah Ritter, Eileen Albrizio, Laura Stroebel and Chris Gay in Wethersfield, Connecticut.

Sarah Ritter 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, and as a paperback on eBay!

The book is available as an audiobook on Audible!

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

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Facebook
Instagram
Twitter
Amazon

Available on Amazon

Brave & Reckless

She had loved
Passionately, completely
As her love grew
So did her heart
Her empty world transformed
Into a lush, wildflower-speckled forest
Filled with life, activity and connection
Then one day lightning struck
The floating embers of her flaming heart
Set fire to all that surrounded her
The animals and birds fled
The groundcover burned
The trees crashed to the ground
The forest floor, once shades of  green
Disintegrated into charred dirt
The sky, once filled with chirping birds
Now filled with only smoke and vacancy
All that remained of her scorched heart
Was a barren desert


Sarah Ritter is a writer and poet whose first poetry collection “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey,” was published in March 2019. In her spare time she writes for her online blog and creates homemade greeting cards.

You can read more of her writing at Sarah Ritter’s Revelations…A…

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Why the Caged Bird Sings – Sarah Ritter

Writing Challenge Prompt #25: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, by the Brave and Reckless

#FeministBookChallenge
#IKnowWhytheCagedBirdSings
#BraveandReckless
#WhisperandtheRoar
#Feminism

© 2019 Sarah Ritter. All Rights Reserved.

Sarah Ritter will be at the Big E selling signed copies of her book at the CAPA table during the following dates and times:

Sat Sept 14: 3:30 pm-6:00 pm
Sun Sept 15: 10:30 am-1:00 pm

Sun Sept 22: 1:00 pm-3:30 pm

Sat Sept 28: 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
Sun Sept 29: 10:30 am-1:00 pm

On Saturday October 19, That Book Store, is hosting a book reading featuring Connecticut poets/writers Sarah Ritter, Eileen Albrizio, Laura Stroebel and Chris Gay in Wethersfield, Connecticut.

Sarah Ritter 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, and as a paperback on eBay!

The book is available as an audiobook on Audible!

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

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Facebook
Instagram
Twitter
Amazon

Available on Amazon

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Whisper and the Roar

Today I sit with my loneliness. I do not push it away, try to smother it, or ignore it. Instead I accept it. I try to understand it. I wrap my arms around, to find the expanse of it, to see just how far it stretched. I peer deep inside to search the depth of it, to see if I can find the molten lava drenched core of it all. Sitting alongside my loneliness, feels like sitting with an old familiar friend. It’s just my thoughts and constant longing for companionship. I don’t tell myself to cheer up. I don’t tell the feeling to go away.

But after a while, I feel discontent in my idle state. I know I need to get on with my day. I understand it is ok to feel this way sometimes and I assure myself tomorrow will be better. But for now, I have…

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Why the Caged Bird Sings – Sarah Ritter

Writing Challenge Prompt #25: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, by the Brave and Reckless

#FeministBookChallenge
#IKnowWhytheCagedBirdSings
#BraveandReckless
#WhisperandtheRoar
#Feminism

© 2019 Sarah Ritter. All Rights Reserved.

Sarah Ritter will be at the Big E selling signed copies of her book at the CAPA table during the following dates and times:

Sat Sept 14: 3:30 pm-6:00 pm
Sun Sept 15: 10:30 am-1:00 pm

Sun Sept 22: 1:00 pm-3:30 pm

Sat Sept 28: 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
Sun Sept 29: 10:30 am-1:00 pm

On Saturday October 19, That Book Store, is hosting a book reading featuring Connecticut poets/writers Sarah Ritter, Eileen Albrizio, Laura Stroebel and Chris Gay in Wethersfield, Connecticut.

Sarah Ritter 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, and as a paperback on eBay!

The book is available as an audiobook on Audible!

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

WordPress
Facebook
Instagram
Twitter
Amazon

Available on Amazon

Sarah RItter Logo.jpg

Brave & Reckless

Today I sit with my loneliness. I do not push it away, try to smother it, or ignore it. Instead I accept it. I try to understand it. I wrap my arms around, to find the expanse of it, to see just how far it stretched. I peer deep inside to search the depth of it, to see if I can find the molten lava drenched core of it all. Sitting alongside my loneliness, feels like sitting with an old familiar friend. It’s just my thoughts and constant longing for companionship. I don’t tell myself to cheer up. I don’t tell the feeling to go away.

But after a while, I feel discontent in my idle state. I know I need to get on with my day. I understand it is ok to feel this way sometimes and I assure myself tomorrow will be better. But for now, I have…

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National Beat Poetry Foundation

I am so honored that my poem “Our Conversation” has been accepted for inclusion in the National Beat Poetry Festival anthology “We Are BEAT.”

This book, published by Local Gems Press, will be launched at the National Beat Poetry Festival on Labor Day weekend in the New Hartford CT area, 8/30-9/1.

Debbie Tosun Kilday, Owner and Co-Founder of the National Beat Poetry Foundation, Inc. will host their annual 3 day, National Beat Poetry Festival, one of the largest gatherings in the US, of Beat Poets from the US and worldwide.

Locations & Times:

Friday, August 30, 2019, Noelke Gallery,15 Water Street, Torrington, CT, starting at 7:00pm. Readings and spoken word. Music by Podunk Throwbacks. Plus an open mic.

Saturday, August 31, 2019, The Licia & Mason Beekley Community Library, 10 Center Street, New Hartford, CT, 2:00pm-6:00pm.Ten new Beat Poets Laureate, will be named and honored at a special awards ceremony for their dedication and contributions to their respective communities for their love of writing, poetry, spoken word and the arts. Music by Tony Vacca. Plus an open mic.

Sunday, September 1, 2019, Farm River Cafe, 526 Main Street, New Hartford, CT from 2:00pm to 5:00. Readings, spoken word, and musicians should plan on coming to share their talents. Plus an open mic.

All aficionados of Poetry, Music, & the Arts are cordially invited to attend this cultural enriching three-day event.

Books and merchandise from many different artists will be available for purchase all three days and at all three event venues.

Poets will be reading their poetry all three days from the newest poetry anthology called, “We Are Beat”.

You can find details for the event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/2084427378526777

To find out more about The National Beat Poetry Foundation, please visit their website.

 

We Are Beat

© 2019 Sarah Ritter. All Rights Reserved.

Sarah Ritter will be at the National Beat Poetry Festival, reading her poem and selling signed copies of her book.

Sarah Ritter will be at the Big E selling signed copies of her book at the CAPA table during the following dates and times:

Sat Sept 14: 3:30 pm-6:00 pm
Sun Sept 15: 10:30 am-1:00 pm

Sun Sept 22: 1:00 pm-3:30 pm

Sat Sept 28: 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
Sun Sept 29: 10:30 am-1:00 pm

On Saturday October 19, That Book Store, is hosting a book reading featuring Connecticut poets/writers Sarah Ritter, Eileen Albrizio, Laura Stroebel and Chris Gay in Wethersfield, Connecticut.

Sarah Ritter 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, and as a paperback on eBay!

The book is available as an audiobook on Audible!

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

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Facebook
Instagram
Twitter
Amazon

Available on Amazon

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