Crushes: Ask Amy

Amy Poehler, I love you. But seriously, this is something I have been thinking a lot about recently. Not just in terms of crushes or romantic feelings, but in general. Why are we so discouraged from telling people how we feel about them? From letting the people who make our lives worth living know justContinue reading “Crushes: Ask Amy”

Sudden Glory

I’ve made it through my first week of classes and I’ve already had to read 100 pages of Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes. As much as I love reading, I am not going to pretend that this was an entirely enjoyable experiences. But despite the purposefully convoluted language and grim conception of humanity, I did find one (tiny)Continue reading “Sudden Glory”

Published by Teen Ink!

I have been working with Teen Ink in several capacities since 2010, but only recently (just before I turned 20 and became ineligible) did I take the leap and submit any poetry to them. To my delight, all three of the poems I submitted (“Guilt,” “Apricot Jam,” and “What I Want My Words To DoContinue reading “Published by Teen Ink!”

They Don’t Love You Like I Love You

I absolutely love Kate Nash’s “Pistachio Nut.” I’ve always loved language and storytelling, but it was when my best friend Caroline shared this poem with me that I first really connected to poetry. It was this poem that made me want to become a poet. Shortly after I heard this poem for the first time,Continue reading “They Don’t Love You Like I Love You”

“For Lack of What”

It is difficult to get the news from poems yet men die miserably everyday for lack of what is found there. -William Carlos Williams I’ve always loved this excerpt from “Asphodel, That Greeny Flower.” It really seems to capture the importance of poetry, of art. And that is an importance that I personally cherish. I createdContinue reading ““For Lack of What””