Poetry and songwriting are similar.

I have never written a song before but I love to write poetry. I started writing poetry in the 5th grade. I was a bullied little hurt black girl. I created my first poems then. I found it wonderful to find poetry in my 30s again. I also kept journals for the past ten years. Another thing that gave me some perspective was writing my memoir and just having written a few memoir pieces in my last two semesters of college. I enjoy reading memoirs too. I read Tiger, Tiger by Margaux Fragoso, Lying a Metaphorical memoir, By The Way, Kathryn Harrison’s The Mother Knot, Dorothy Allison’s Two and Three Things I Know For Sure, Natasha Trethewey’s Beyond Katrina. I’m reading Issac Mizrahi’s memoir I M. Mizrahi’s memoir is great so far it tells his personal story.

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I am a Black Guyanese woman. I'm thirty nine years old. I went back to college to take Early Childhood Education classes. I want to get a second 48-credit BA degree in Early Childhood Education by 2021. I go to NJCU. I have a BA in Creative Writing from NJCU. I graduated from NJCU in August 2015. I transferred to NJCU from Mercer. I have my AA degree from Mercer in Humanities and Social Science since May 2007. I write poems, I write memoirs, I'm a blogger and I am taking a children's lit course. I love reading memoirs. I also do book reviews from time to time. My favorite poet is Emily Dickinson. I grew up in Ewing, New Jersey. I live in Princeton Junction with my parents!

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