Jet Widick’s illustrated poetry books are intended to appeal to the imagination and emotions of both adults and children. Jet’s complex, yet playful poetry places an emphasis on the oral tradition of poetry, much in the same way the rhythm of hip hop and spoken word frequently does. Her poems are full of warmth, conscience, fortitude and whimsy, and cover a range of topics that reflect the lovely little things that make up our everyday lives—which so often go unnoticed—yet are truly the most important ones of all.
Sage Words illustrated poetry book and ebook, hardcover, 26 pages, published August 19, 2016
Sage Words is a charming collection of poetry and spoken word pieces that gracefully captures the vulnerability and imperfection that make us beautiful. Each poem has been lovingly hand-lettered and illustrated, giving each one its own experience to ease us out of our minds and gently place the focus on our hearts. Read more
Sage Spirit illustrated poetry book and ebook, hardcover, 26 pages, published February 16, 2017
Sage Spirit is a companion to Sage Words, both collections of hand-lettered and illustrated poetry written from the heart. Jet’s thoughtful poems, set to delightful one-of-a-kind illustrations, wrap you in hope, humor and encouragement. They bring perspective to life’s big questions, all with a note of understanding. Read more
This Summer, Jet Widick will also publish her illustrated poetry book for children, “White Wild Indigo,” a charming picture book featuring playful illustrations by Annie Moor to be released August 2017.
Jet Widick shows us that good poetry need not always be somber poetry. She does not shy away from complex subjects and sophisticated vocabulary, yet writes in a casual and playful tone that centers around our everyday experiences and taking delight in the present moment. Her latest poetry book White Wild Indigo is a celebration of these moments in catchy rhymes and wordplay—brought to life by Annie Moor’s bright and cheerful illustrations.