Lyric Overtones conveys reflections, poetry and lyric writings by Kaja Weeks.
Kaja Weeks is a poet, essayist and classically trained singer . Her creative writing reflects themes of music and healing as well as identity through multiple generations. She is an American born daughter of World War Two refugees from Estonia, a northern land on the Baltic Sea. Her English-language published collection, Mouth Quill—Poems with Ancestral Roots, reflects the sounds, mythic lore and world views of that ancient Finno-Ugric culture. It was published by The Poetry Box in 2020, with Mouth Quill, the title poem, nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Kaja’s essays and poems have been published in numerous journals including The Sugar House Review; Ars Medica: A Journal of Medicine, The Arts and Humanities; Under the Gum Tree; The Sandy River Review: The Potomac Review (nominee, Pushcart Prize) and Estonian World. She is a graduate of New Directions, a three year writing program of The Washington Center for Psychoanalysis.
Kaja has also worked for nearly two decades as a clinic-based music educator who engages children with autism to their first communications.