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About Trisha Sugarek
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Bloggers PhotoAuthor, playwright, and poet, Trisha Sugarek has been writing for four decades.
She has enjoyed a thirty year career in theatre as an actor and director. Originally from Seattle, she has worked in theatres from coast to coast and her plays have been produced across this country and abroad.

She expanded her body of work, as a playwright, to include seven novels, two books of poetry, a group of children’s books and forty five stage plays. Her newest project is a murder mystery series: The World of Murder.
Available in paperback, e-Books and Audio books.

A few years ago Trisha traveled to Argentina to teach master classes on writing at a University outside of Cordoba. Her host professors are writing a book on learning English through action, using parts of Trisha’s writing.

Her web site is dedicated to the art of writing. Her blog appears two or three times a week and offers advice, encouragement and support to other writers.
Trisha’s plays and books can be found on her web site at: Trisha lives in Savannah, Georgia with her two golden retrievers, Rocky and Gus and her cat, Fiona.

Points of interest:

In March 2014 her stage play “Emma and the Lost Unicorn” was produced at the Villagers Playhouse in Somerset, NJ.

In June 2014, Moezart Productions in Phoenix, AZ will produce her children’s play, “Stanley, the Stalwart Dragon”.

PoetrySoup features this poet

Blog Posted:7/8/2014 9:49:00 AM

Dear Trisha,

Congratulations, this is to let you know that your poem The Ash Can is one of the poems being featured on the PoetrySoup home page this week. Poems are rotated each day in groups of 14-16 to give each poem an equal opportunity to be displayed.

Thanks again and congratulations.


The Ash Can ©  Trisha Sugarek

I got the call on Sunday night. I was traveling on business. When I looked at the caller ID
I wondered why my husband’s boss would be calling me. I was unprepared for what
he told me and my legs turned to water when he said that my husband was dead.
‘A heart attack? An accident?’ I asked. ‘No’, he said, ‘John committed suicide.
They found him in your garage this morning.’ I heard someone screaming and
wished that they would stop so I could hear the rest. His voice was very far away
and the woman just kept screaming. ‘Shut up! Shut up!’ I need to hear. I clapped my
hand over my mouth when I suddenly realized it was me who was screaming.
I don’t remember hanging up or getting on the plane.  Yes, John and I were having
problems and we had been separated for about three months but nothing was official.

After thirty years of marriage I never believed that we couldn’t weather this and share
the rest of our lives together.  [more]

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  1. Date: 7/9/2014 4:39:00 PM
    Congrats. On your poem.being featured.Definitely gave me goosebumps dear...Hugs Charma

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  1. Date: 7/9/2014 8:27:00 AM
    Congratulations, Trisha, on your poem being featured this week. hugs, Catie :)

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    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 7/9/2014 8:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Trish, please do not copy and paste a reply here. That kind of response does not go over well here.... just saying.... :)
    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 7/9/2014 8:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh, my Goodness! Such a tragic poem! So sorry for your loss. big hugs, Catie
  1. Date: 7/8/2014 12:58:00 PM
    Hi, Trisha. I visited your The Ash Can and I love it. I wrote a comment but something might be wrong with PS: it asked me to "log out" to post a comment (??). Congratulations on being featured. Ruben.

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    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 7/9/2014 4:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sometimes I'm sharing your same log out problem Ru..Hope tps fix it : ( ..Goodluck for Argentina today.
    Sugarek Avatar Trisha Sugarek Date: 7/8/2014 1:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Ruben for your support. If you find that you like my work please sign up for my blog at and check out my new release: Creative Writers' Journal and Handbook on the home page. This is such a great site to meet new friends and folks of like-minds. Take care. Trish
  1. Date: 7/8/2014 11:13:00 AM
    OMG how awful for all of you, life can be so hard BIG HUGS

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    Sugarek Avatar Trisha Sugarek Date: 7/8/2014 1:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    nks, Debbie for your support. If you find that you like my work please sign up for my blog at and check out my new release: Creative Writers' Journal and Handbook on the home page. This is such a great site to meet new friends and folks of like-minds. Take care. Trish

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My Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
6/8/2014Journey Through LifeHaikuhappiness,life,pain,
5/17/2014The Ash CanDramatic monologuebereavement,introspection
5/17/2014The Wide Side of DrinkFree verseaddiction,drink,
4/21/2014Serpent and the CraniumFree versegrief,imagery,
4/21/2014More About RainFree verseafrica,earth,nature,rain,
4/21/2014The FarmFree versefamily,farm,imagery,nosta
4/20/2014Forever LoveHaikuabsence,farewell,imagery,
4/17/2014Passage to BeyondFree versedeath,grave,imagery,sorro
4/17/2014The Woman OutsideFree verselonging,love,metaphor,tim
4/17/2014 RainFree versefun,funny,imagery,introsp
4/17/2014Trampled Flower, Trampled LoveHaikuemotions,flower,longing,l
4/15/2014Pursuit of HappinessFree versefriendship,happiness,long
4/15/2014Wind HorseHaikuhorse,nature,wind,
4/15/2014The GardenFree verseflower,garden,morning,nat
4/14/2014Twenty FiveFree versebest friend,emotions,lost
4/14/2014Seasons of the SunHaikuimagery,light,nature,sun,
4/14/2014Spring BirthHaikubird,imagery,nature,sprin
4/11/2014TotemsFree versedevotion,faith,inspiratio
4/11/2014Joyful CanineHaikudog,joy,nature,
4/11/2014Mountain MorningHaikumorning,
4/10/2014Left BehindFree versedeath,longing,lost love,s
4/10/2014Fragrance of LifeFree verselife,senses,
4/9/2014Barefoot DreamFree versebeach,death,farewell,grav
4/9/2014Foggy NightFree versemetaphor,moon,night,sea,w
4/9/2014Remembered LoveFree versegrief,loneliness,longing,

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