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 fromĀ “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””