Trinka Polite


“Auntie” is her favorite role, but Trinka Polite is a poet by divine assignment. She is also Owner/Designer at Journey Notes ~ an online store featuring products inscribed with her poetry. Reading, cooking, spending time with family are Trinka’s other passions. She currently lives in the St Louis area by way of Georgia. FMI: Visit

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Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
Pain can be a blessing and launch us into a healthier life, a more intimate relationship or just even the way out of a dark place.

As with the author’s first poetry collection, After the Sixth Day: Notes from a Spiritual Journey, the poems tell a story. Sometimes we need pain to reach our happy ending. Download the sample to check out the introduction.
When did you first start writing?
As a teenager on the long bus rides from our country home to attend school "in town" :)
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Trinka Polite online

Where to buy in print


After the Sixth Day: One Year Later
A new cover was designed for the one year anniversary of After the Sixth Day: Notes from a Spiritual Journey. (Greater Level Graphics, LLC)

Journey Notes
Introducing Journey Notes ~ an online store Shop our collection of greeting cards, mugs and prints inscribed with heartfelt messages! Share with family, friends, coworkers, and well… anyone! Click on the above logo or the panel below to browse customized products featuring the work of Poet & Author Trinka Polite. Life moments set to poetry!


Pain is Fertile Ground
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 7,760. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family relationships
Pain is Fertile Ground is a soul-inspiring poetry collection reflecting moments when pain was faced head on! The poems tell a story: sometimes we need pain to reach our happy ending.
After the Sixth Day: Notes from a Spiritual Journey
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 13,350. Language: American English. Published: December 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Faith
After the Sixth Day is the story of a spiritual journey uniquely told through poetry and prose.The "notes" in After the Sixth Day reveal what we all soon realize; through interaction with the world, the spirit is tested, awakened and strengthened by the love, joy, pain, and hurt we all experience. Find yourself within each page.

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