Poems & Essays & Stories

This page work converted to links to save space on webpage.  Click them to access each.  All have been read, presented or published.  Also included is a featured article about Arbor Day for the Illinois Department of Resources.  If any poems are used, please credit Irvana Keagy Wilks.  All are Copyrighted.

Summer Tea Poem – Published in “Short Stuff Magazine” – Summer Tea

Written for Normandy, France, American Cemetery Visit: Hallowed Ground 

Arbor Day Poem – Greenspire Littleleaf Linden

Illinois Department of Resources magazine featured Mount Prospect and its Arbor Day Celebrations. Following are links to the 3-page article in “Outdoor Illinois”:

Arbor Day – MP Wilks – April 2009 – p1

Arbor Day – MP Wilks – April 2009 – p2

Arbor Day – MP Wilks – April 2009 – p3


Easter Grass Published in Poetry Church Collection – Shrewsbury, UK

Years Remembering:  Poem written by Irvana Keagy Wilks for 9/11 Ceremony.

Prose Poem – Hot Flash:  Published in Rockford Review