Contemporary Poetry and Prose
Musing Along the Ike contains free verse poetry and prose with a rich array of figurative language, imagery, and narrative expressing universal concerns and everyday life experiences. Some of the poems and prose express a very serious tone while others convey irony, humor and joy. The writing selections address a multitude of subjects and individuals highlighting their stories. The poetry exudes the dual nature of life: the tragedy of loss and the beauty of hope. The poems also celebrate the indomitable spirit in the midst of struggle. Finally, some of the poems express the beauty of nature, a child's playful spirit, the love of family, and the "Cheroes" of contemporary life.
Currently, Nancy Sack is an English and ESL teacher at Schaumburg High School in the Chicago metropolitan area. The title of her book is an included poem that was inspired by her experiences of her commute on the Eisenhower Expressway known as the Ike. The following is an excerpt from her titled poem:
Stuck in traffic on the Ike
My car inches up like a tired, old snail
My thoughts begin to wander
Hoping my engine won't fail
Just another day
Musing along the Ike
She recently has been inducted into the International Library of Poetry for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry. She was a semi-finalist in the 2007 Creative Communication Adult Poetry Contest. Nancy Sack has had had several of her poems and prose published in national anthologies and literary magazines throughout her years of teaching. Currently, she is published in the National Council of Teachers of English Gallery of Writing and in the online magazine www.thefabulouswoman.com. Nancy lives in Elmhurst, Illinois, with her two teenage children.
Her genuine writing is a wonderful compilation of poetry and prose filled with the inconsistencies and the beauties of life. Her thoughtful collection has universal appeal to all who live in this modern age.