Poet and Author Jet Widick
Jet Widick is a writer, poet, and mother of two adult sons. A passionate explorer of inner and outer nature, her books 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.
Poetry has always been an essential part of Jet’s life, but it wasn’t until her celiac diagnosis—after 15 years of living with a mystery illness—when she discovered how emotional strength and good health can open up one’s world to inspiration and desire, both which propel a person into the realm of possibility and shift the way we perceive our own capabilities.
That’s where the name Jet comes in.
Her sons gave her the nickname Jet (short for Jeanette) once she became healthy and transformed herself; destined and determined to grow into the mighty oak tree from the acorn. The name embodies her journey of self-exploration, fueled by her love of nature, and taking off with tremendous creative energy and vitality.
The natural world has so many advantages from inspiration to health benefits. The best gift I’ve received from exploring the majesty of this impressive world we live in and its royal beauty is how it opened up my heart to writing poetry, and to my inner artist.
I write in bits and short bursts—sort of what it feels like to wiggle in and out of boulders as you climb up a mountain. The greatness of the colors, the mountain air, the peace, the blues and earthy hues enhance my thoughts and turn off the distractions; then it all comes spilling out like one of those narrow creeks down the side of the mountain after a big rain.
Jet Widick has written and published four illustrated poetry books: Sage Words (August 2016), Sage Spirit (February 2017) and Sage Smiles (May 2022), all hand-lettered by beloved indie artist Kimberly 國子 Taylor-Pestell, and White Wild Indigo (September 2017), her collaboration with NYC-based children’s book artist Annie Moor. She has also produced a Poetry In Motion series of animated poems excerpted from her Sage books.
Her self-care book and creative collaboration with Kristen Alden, Gluten Free Soul Pilot (November 2018), provides readers with straightforward and practical guidance to help determine the best direction for your health habits and goals as it relates to your individual core values, and is accompanied by poems and original recipes that combine authentic Italian dishes and cooking for the gluten-free diet.
Whether you’re starting a new chapter of your own story, or simply searching for ways to live with more intention, curiosity and joy, Jet Widick’s books will inspire you to connect with the present and appreciate the sizable importance of small, simple things. Featuring insights, inspiration and meditations, accompanied by colorful illustrations and beautiful design, her books are the perfect gift for any inspiration seeker, poetry lover, or fan of creativity building and meaningful connection.
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