I’m a 29 year old poet from a small town in Pennsylvania. I am a poet, a woman, a lesbian, demisexual, fat, sober, and autistic.
I consider my poetry to be queer-centric, feminist, woman-oriented, confessional, and unconventional. I started writing poems in elementary school for fun, and became more serious about it as I got older. The turning point in my experience as a writer were the two years I spent at Butler County Community College, where I got the opportunity to participate in Writer’s Club as well as take two poetry classes. In my lifetime, I’ve drafted over 2,000 poems. Each year, I participate in National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) which challenges poets to write (at least) one poem per day every April. I also participate in the annual Poetry Marathon, where poets around the world stay up together for 24 hours, writing one poem per hour. I currently have two full-length poetry books available, Aurelia and Blake. I am working on submitting my poems for publication and will eventually put together a third and fourth collection.
Some of my greatest inspirations are The Dresden Dolls, Augusten Burroughs’ Running with Scissors, Sylvia Plath’s entire collected works, the poetry of Anne Sexton and Emily Dickinson, Marni Ludwig’s Pinwheel, and other living poets such as Diane Seuss, Rachel McKibbens, Heather June Gibbons, and Emily Skaja.
When I’m not writing or reading poetry, I can be found in Pittsburgh (especially at Blue Moon), performing at open mics, spending time with my friends, going to restaurants, watching television, making resin art, resting, or collaborating within the Amanda Palmer Patreon community (which is essential to me).
A list of things I love: Amanda Palmer, Allie X, Sylvia Plath, RuPaul’s Drag Race drag queens, the game of Uno, LGBTQIA+ advocacy, social media, thirty specific movies, sloths, lemonade, streaming services, my friends, my drag race group chat on Twitter, meaningful feedback, making lists, septum rings and sleeping with the air conditioner on.
You can contact me on Twitter and Instagram.
Axiomatic: self-evident and unquestionable.
Furor Poeticus: In Greek thought, artistic inspiration meant that the poet would go into ecstasy or furor poeticus, the divine frenzy or poetic madness. They would be transported beyond their own mind and given the gods’ own thoughts to embody.