I’m Julie! I’m a twenty-something, ever-struggling writer and college student, wading through the inevitable chaos that is an English major’s life. I write poetry, creative non-fiction, and have begun dabbling in the art of photography.
My purpose in starting this blog is not just for you, but for myself as well. Every writer needs to write to progress in their art, and this is another adventurous way for me to do so! You may not be seeing a lot of my poetry (sadly, it’s officially “published” once online), but I will be writing about poetry, about the poetry writing process, about writing in general, and once in a while you may find me challenging myself to match famous poetry with my own imitation or photography.
If you want to get a sense of my style and poetic interests, here’s a list of a few of my favorite poets and authors:
- Aimee Nezhukumatathil
- Billy Collins
- William Carlos Williams
- Emily Dickinson
- Marianne Moore
- Geoffrey Chaucer
- Anya Seton
- Louisa May Alcott
- Virginia Woolf
- Alexandre Dumas
A little bit more about me… I began writing poetry when I was literally eight-years-old, and simply haven’t stopped! My writing began to flourish the most at community college, where I self-published a poetry chapbook. Click this link to read it! I received my Associate of Arts Degree and Certificate in Creative Writing in 2016, and I will be graduating this August with yet another Creative Writing Certificate as well as a Professional Writing Certificate.
Needless to say, writing is my passion. It’s no longer just a hobby, but something I desire to make a career from, and whether it’s just poetry, or professional — we will see! There are so many stories, images, and feelings that I sense and recognize around me. Those are the things that I crave to mold with my flying fingers or drippy pens and create spaces of enticing thought.
I hope you enjoy this journey with me into writing, poetry, and art. It is my sincerest desire that my thoughts, musings and ideas of the literary and artistic world fill you with an enchanting need to read or to write more!