Her untitled and heartbreaking poem is included in the fourth section of our book, titled ‘Writing to Heal,’
because what else are we trying to do by forgetting but find peace?
Jenna’s poem is rife with personal anguish, and that’s a fact to which many of us, as writers, can relate. After all, what group of people is more in touch with the scope of human emotion than poets? Without our words and without our craft, we shudder to think what role emotion would play in our day-to-day lives.
So many of us write as a means of processing what we think and feel, but in doing so and sharing that with the world, we also create bridges between those emotions and the people who read about them, thereby forming connections with others who can lend aid in the healing process.
Thank you so much for sending your poem our way, Jenna. We know what that pain is like, and we don’t judge you in the slightest for vocalizing it. In fact, we celebrate you for being bold enough to do so where countless others have not. It is an honor to have your work included among so many fantastic poets this year. <3