Naples 1/4/2013 1:01:13 AM
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Close-Up Talk Radio spotlights poet Ruth Kuttler

Naples, FL – It’s been said, "True poets don't write their thoughts with a pen. They release the ink that flows from within their hearts." But a poem implies there’s someone listening. At its very best, poetry can activate the simple ideas we know in our hearts to be true. If a poet can articulate those ideas, it can melt the hardest of hearts.

Ruth Kuttler is the author of the wildly popular Visions in Verse, an illustrated collection of poems, quotes, inspirational writings and stories inviting readers to consider new possibilities and embark on a remarkable journey of self-discovery. Published in 2005, Visions in Verse’s inspirational messages offer comfort and affirmation, encouraging readers to change their life by simply listening to their heart.

“Writing poetry empowered me to let go of fear and to follow my dreams,” says Kuttler. “Visions in Verse gives people permission to dream and dare to live those dreams. If you live your life with passion you will attract opportunities. It’s amazing what can happen when you put your message out there.”

Kuttler’s inspiration for Visions in Verse was borne out of a career crisis. A former nurse practitioner, her passion for poetry ultimately led to a total life transformation and a new career as an artist and motivational speaker. She shared her poetry with anyone who would listen, whether they were family, friends or complete strangers.

“I was looking for who I really was and what I was put on earth to do,” recalls Kuttler. “I started to write and something truly amazing happened: all these ideas poured out of me onto the paper. I discovered I had a gift for writing poems that were heartfelt, inspirational. It empowered me to let go of what wasn’t working in my life and go for what was.”

Recently, Kuttler decided she would illustrate some of her more popular poems and make them available as artwork. Fans of Kuttler’s poetry can purchase these framed illustrated poems through her website

“This comes from my heart,” says Kuttler. “It’s something inside me but it’s all about helping someone else.”

Close-Up Talk Radio will feature Ruth Kuttler in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on January 4th at 12pm EST.

Listen to the show If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.

For more information on Ruth Kuttler, visit