I'm a musician and cook by trade; an English and Composition student by desire. Poetry is not something to which I attribute any joy, save for the fact that I am finding it therapeutic to express my melancholy and dread in a form I do not understand.
I began my poetry journey in 2002 when I was published in a national collection of poetry by elementary students. I do not remember the book, unfortunately, but exactly one month before I began my hobby of composing music I posted a poem here on PoetrySoup at the behest of my literature teacher in 10th grade. Nearly 10 years later, I'm here again.