Ann Garcia

Ann writes poetry because she once wrote a novel and realized she cared most about the sentences. 

Ann Garcia has a Ph.D. in psychology with expertise in learning, behavior, and neurodiversity. Her creative writing, which is highly introspective and emotion-driven, primarily explores nature, self, and love. She draws inspiration from waters and woodlands within the Great Lakes region of the USA and her life as a wife/artist/mother/scientist.

Ann is a contributor in Issue #1 of blood moon POETRY and Golden Flowers – An A.B.Baird Annual (forthcoming, A.B.Baird Publishing), and she is active within the poetry community on Instagram where she’s a member of The First Line Poets Project. Find her on Instagram @solaceinraindrops. Her poetry books and fiction are forthcoming right here at River Blossoms Press.

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My January Dream

Happy 2021! Today, I present My January Dream, which is one of my favorite poems due to its fresh, flirty nature. It is a love poem that reflects the snowy first day of January that has brightened my window. I created a regular rhyme scheme and rhythm for this poem, so it is considered a […]


Undying is a love poem written from the perspective of a reader to a poet–any reader, any poet. It is an expression of desire for that deep connection a reader feels when a poem touches the sweet spot of emotion, and it is a request for the poet to keep writing so that their words […]


Slipstream is a prose poem about irrational disappointment that follows nonsensical expectations. This disappointment prevents the narrator from living in the moment; instead, the narrator perseverates on the past until they move their mind beyond the self-made pain. In this poem, the phrase “cricket songs scratch the drums” represents the mental anguish caused by silence […]


I feel like sharing a poem today, so I will. Contradiction is another villanelle, which I wrote to express the frustration I feel when I run into roadblocks on my journey toward a goal.


I wrote Realign in December 2019 in anticipation of a new year. It is a poem about finding strength within oneself in spite of the naysayer or worry wart or punisher living inside one’s mind. If I’d known a global pandemic were coming to thrust the masses into a mental health crisis, I’d have considered […]


I wrote Whispers in November, 2019, when I was going through a difficult time coping with my hopes for something that was unlikely to happen. Whispers was published on another blog under a pen name. Given that it is one of my favorite poems, I wanted it to live among the first posted here. Whether […]