The Red Bank resident’s poem is a reflection on loss and memory

Patricia LoSasso’s (Red Bank, NJ) poem, Going Home, will appear in Nota Bene, the online literary journal of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the leading national honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students. She and two other Brookdale students are among 25 PTK students internationally whose essays, research papers, short stories and poems will be published.

LoSasso is studying nursing at Brookdale and plans to transfer to earn her bachelor of science in nursing, followed by a master’s. The aspiring poet would like to publish a book of her poems one day.

Her winning entry, Going Home, focuses on memory and loss, specifically about returning somewhere after the person who filled it with life is gone. LoSasso said she was excited and grateful to have her work included in the journal.

“The person this poem is in memory of is someone who was, and always will be, very special to me,” said LoSasso.” “We all have memories of someone that makes letting go that much tougher, and it’s nice to know that readers appreciated these memories that are still so vivid and close to me.”

Phi Theta Kappa recognizes the academic achievement of students and helps them to grow as scholars and leaders. It consists of more than 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 10 nations.