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June 12, 2013

How two central Indiana authors find inspiration

ANDERSON – The creative muse came into poet Stacy Savage’s life in response to a cataclysmic event. Savage’s first poem emerged at age 24, in 1999. That was the year that Savage lost her sister, who died following a car accident at the age of 22, pregnant with her third child.

That first poem, “From An Eagle’s View,” remains Savage’s most popular poem. She continues to receive requests for its use in different venues. Savage has been writing poetry ever since.

“I am a shy and quiet person. If you didn’t know me and just read my poetry, you wouldn’t get that impression. Poetry is an outlet for me to express myself in ways I can’t around others. I can just pour my heart out through poetry,” said Savage. She describes herself as a “rhymer.”

Like “From An Eagle’s View,” all of Savage’s poetry has celebrated nature, until recently.

“I used to write about nature, now it’s more about love,” said Savage. She’s been married to her husband, Phil, for two and a half years. Savage said that he is also a poet. “We write each other poems all the time.” Savage works as a child care supervisor in Anderson. She is mom to two kids, 19 and 17 years old.

Savage’s literary path includes reading poetry. Her favorite is Indiana’s own James Whitcomb Riley.

“I’m inspired by him and he was also a rhymer,” said Savage. “I can understand his words.”

Savage frequently sponsors poetry contests and produces books, inspiring others to craft words creatively for higher purposes.

“I believe in mixing poetry and good causes together. I’m constantly having poetry contests to benefit a good cause or to raise awareness for something,” said Savage. Watch for her next contest coming up in about a month to bring awareness for Ancestor Appreciation Day, which is Sept. 27. Keep track of Savage and her contests at www.authorsden.com/stacysavage.

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