Instapoets and the New Fame of Poetry

Poetry has entered a new realm with bright and shining lights (or just massive followers) through viral social media fame. Poets are now using sites like Instagram and Tumblr to build their platforms in a much more visible space than ever before but it’s not without backlash. These short poems that focus on love and…

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Questioning what it means to be both alone and very much in love

I know that it means that I am human  and when I love, I wish to be loved back. I question why sometimes it hurts so much. I know that it is because I expect the world to fill me and because that is the wrong thing to do.  

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For all the time I spent creating a home out of you

I am just now beginning to recognize what it feels like to be at home with myself. I     c a r r i e d all my old baggage with me to my new space, but it doesn’t feel so heavy here. These old bags don’t feel like much at all. There is…

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Letters to God

Today is the day! I finally released my project Letters to God which I’ve been working on all summer! Letters to God is a book compilation of poems and self-photography that illustrate my personal journey and growth. I was super excited to release it, but I was also very afraid. It’s a pretty exhilarating feeling…

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