Thoughts From The Oak

By Audrey Colasanti



In Thoughts From The Oak, Audrey reflects on the challenges and unexpected joys in raising two children with serious health challenges. Although her story is unique in its details, Audrey’s poems are universal in their voice to trauma and gut-twisting desire to emerge from the muck. You will read this book in one sitting and close the last page with tears in your eyes; both from concord to Audrey’s stunning journey and optimism for the future of your own.

Shortlisted for the Sexton Prize for Poetry, Semi-finalist for the Walt Whitman Award, Audrey Colasanti is a mother, advocate for epilepsy awareness, and emerging poet. Her powerful debut is titled, Thoughts From The Oak. With deep love for her children, both born with serious health challenges, Colasanti reflects on the labyrinth of untypical parenthood. Through vivid imagery and lyrical prose, she writes about the sour-sweet smell of hospital rooms to wanting to shove pins into a voodoo doll.