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Poet's Corner

This is where you will find information

about my poetry books and upcoming endeavors.

Coming soon!!

Sunder the Silence explores lost and found voices.
In her sixth poetry book, award-winning Author/Artist/Poet Trisha Leigh Shufelt weaves a menagerie of lyrical verse and fantastical images through personal experiences and stories from the muses who speak through her pen. Within her poems, art, and photography, she reminds us that silence isn't always golden when storms come for us. Through our voice, we can become the storm itself and, in doing so, embody a beacon of light in moments of reckoning.

Praise for Sunder the Silence

"Sunder the Silence proves Trisha Leigh Shufelt a seasoned poet, who, with deft craft, unearths voices of influential others and uses personal experience to communicate hard-won wisdom and spirituality. This book is far from soft, yet it brims with beauty. The book speaks directly about lives on the edge and the powers in nature and humaneness that allow us to survive. Shufelt may summon intimate voices of others, but her own strong voice and unique vision drive her superb poetry." ~Jeffrey Greene-Author-To the Left of the Worshiper, Beautiful Monsters, and American Spirituals.

“Poetry is a very personal thing, both in its expression and its appreciation. However, there are certain earmarks of true artistry in poetic genius, regardless of this strong subjective component. Sunder the Silence is a collection of deeply emotional barbaric yawps into the universe, artistically and authentically expressed through both verse and poignant illustrations. There is something here for everyone in this collection. For me, the poems that struck a deep and lasting chord are Plague Masters & Puppeteers, What If?, and Dangerous Beauty. At the end of reading this visual and poetical feast, I was reminded of what Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés would be if it had been penned as poetry instead of stories.” ~Rose Guildenstern, author of Iago's Penumbra: A Metaphysical Novel

Now is the winter of her discontent...

The Ghosts of Winterbourne is a haunting collection of dark/gothic poetry and prose that dives deep into winter's rich symbols of introspection, magic, transformation, longing, grief, death, and ghosts. Trisha's writing and imagery take the reader on a personal journey through a frozen world where ghosts haunt snow-covered memories in search of healing.

In this incredible collection, the reader is pulled into a most desolate world lost underneath the ice. Trisha channels shadows from the past through her pen. Muses that have wept and fallen with wintertide now meet a perpetual thaw as she pulls them from the murkiest of depths. There is something very telling about the symbolism of winter. The coming of death. All things that require us to die inside the soul before we may quietly be reborn. The exquisite imagery speaks volumes and creates a unique atmosphere only Trisha can create. Blood turns glacial, ink oozes wild inside the Ghosts of Winterbourne, and I feel most humbled to sit with its shadows and sip tea with its melancholy. S.A. Quinox-Author of Immortalis & Tales of Lacrimosa

The Ghosts of Winterbourne is Trisha's second book in her ghost poetry series and follows the Ghosts of Nevermore, a collection of poetry, prose, and short stories inspired by Edgar Allan Poe. Both books incorporate Trisha's art and photography.


The Ghosts of Nevermore has just been nominated for a 2023 Saturday Visiter Award!!

Take a haunted journey with the Ghosts of Nevermore.

Author, artist, poet, and creator of the Poe Tarot, Trisha Leigh Shufelt, unveils a sarcophagus full of haunting images and melancholy musings inspired by the master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe.

Trisha blends her dark poetry and art with inspired selections from such classics as the Masque of the Red Death, Annabel Lee, Tamerlane, To One in Paradise, Eulalie, the Black Cat, A Dream, the Bells, the Lake, Evening Star, Fairy-Land, Spirits of the Dead, the Tell-Tale Heart, Murders in the Rue Morgue, Valley of Unrest, City in the Sea, and the Raven.

Praise for the Ghosts of Nevermore-

“The Ghosts of Nevermore is a breathtaking, haunting, and visually stunning collection of dark and lovely things. From the moment I opened the book, I was captivated by Trisha’s artwork and Poe-inspired poetry and prose. This book will grip your heart, penetrate your soul, and stir the ghosts within.”
Kristin Kory-Author-Hungry for Ghosts

“Ghosts of Nevermore is evocative, creative, and decidedly beautiful. Trisha weaves her words into the marrow of your bones and will leave you breathless and begging for more. I definitely recommend giving this a read, then reading it again, and then passing it on.”
Mira Hadlow-Author-As Muses Burn & Red

“The twists and turns will leave a bite mark on your soul."
S.A. Quinox-Author of Immortalis &Tales of Lacrimosa

Break & Bloom is a journey to wholeness through introspection's garden where seeds beget thorns and weeds become blossoms. It combines poetry and prose from her previous works Liminal Lines and Liminal Lessons, with 30 new poems that explore love, loss, addiction, anxiety, life, spirituality, death, and rebirth. Trisha Leigh is an artist, author, and cancer survivor. Break & Bloom contains selected black and white illustrations of her work.

"She entices us with her mastery of the rules of writing, and then she leaves us awestruck as she artfully breaks every rule with flair. Her style has the precise, deliberate sort of irreverence that is the hallmark of a true artist." Mira Hadlow-Author-As Muses Burn

The word liminal refers to the boundary or threshold between one place and another, whether through time or space.

Liminal Lessons is a follow-up to author/artist Trisha Leigh Shufelt’s debut poetry book Liminal Lines.

Once more, Trisha continues her exploration of self-discovery, healing, and transformation through the lens of life, partnership, spirituality, health, and death with her words and art.


Liminal Lines is Trisha Leigh Shufelt's debut book of poetry and prose by author and artist Trisha Leigh Shufelt. In it, she dissects the most visceral parts of herself through her personal explorations of love, loss, addiction, anxiety, life, and death. Liminal means the transitional and transformative boundary between one space and another- a threshold. Several of the poems are accompanied by the artist's photography and artwork.




Edgar Allan Poe inspired poetry from thirty-one international poets.
Published by Raven's Quoth Press


We look for love and understanding in so many different ways. Through friendship, family, love interests, and even our own self. But true love is its own entity altogether. True love takes over the mind, body, and soul and we are almost helpless against it.

Love Is Helpless is a collection of 51 writers sharing their voices and experiences of that type of love, whether from past or, current relationships, or one longed to be had.

Our hearts seem to beat much more freely when we find that deep seeded experience. This collection will show just how meaningful a true bond can be. Love is Helpless celebrates those connections by sharing in each other's experiences.

Love is Helpless is an anthology encompassing the stories and portrayals of the connections we have to others-with the right side of relationships, even if that love has been lost.

"Love is Helpless is the book I wish I had when I started going through a difficult break-up. The authors have been through so much too and it was so good to read about all the beauty love can hold." -- Rebecca W.

"This book is so very insightful and a much-needed read. I found it very easy to relate to many of the pieces the writers in the book shared and I have come away with a better idea of what love is through the eyes of another. Reading Love Is Helpless got me to think about many of my past relationships and how they impacted me, helped me grow, and also kept me from my true path." --Chris T.

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