Poetic Power

A Creative Communication blog

Featured Student Writer: Sylvia Nica

on April 17, 2015

Sylvie ArchSylvia Nica is an exceptional writer. She has been published an incredible 10 times in our national anthologies with her unique poetry and essays. Sylvia attends Nagel Middle School in Ohio and has been selected as a Top Ten Winner two different times. Her first time as a Top Ten Winner was for her essay “Autumn Gold” that was published in our Fall 2013 book. Her most recent Top Ten essay is titled “Words Have Power” and was published in our Summer 2014 essay book.

We asked Sylvia what helped inspire “Words of Power” and she explained, “I was inspired to write this essay after reading a short story that deeply struck a chord within me. My mother and I had recently been discussing the power of words, and how they could affect the world around us. I knew words had been used in good and bad ways, a positive example being Martin Luther King Jr., and that they could dramatically change people around them. I thought that maybe if I brought this to people’s attention, they could harness the power of words themselves and use it to make this world a better place.”

In the future, Sylvia aspires to have a STEM-related career, such as in math or physics. Since her family travels a lot, her biggest goal is to one day visit all the Seven Wonders of the World. It would be Sylvia’s dream come true to become a best-selling author, something encouraged by the fact that she has previously been a Top Ten winner in our Fall 2013 essay contest.

To learn more about our national writing contests, visit www.poeticpower.com.

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