I met Matt a few months on Twitter. What a great place for introductions. I asked Matt how he got introduced. He told me the generic way "studying poetry and writing in class." Then something happened he started keeping a personal journal where poems came to life. His creative expression has grown from there.
"I like poetry as a form of art in that I can express myself freely. The only rule is that there are none. If I am going through rough times Or a bad day, poetry helps me get things off my chest when talking to someone simply doesnt cut it. The pen and paper are always loyal No matter what which is why I love go write because I always can. I applied early decision to sarah Lawrence college where I hope to get accepted and get an MFA degree in creative writing. The. I want to Get accepted into NYU Grad school and major in creative writing and take master classes taught by one of my favorite authors Susan Orlean."
Next week we will celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States. Here is a Thanksgiving Acrostic by Matt.
You may have noticed we have done several poetry features of young people aka teens. We believe that creative writing is a great expression. As our illustrious friend David Wilkins said last MDW Thursday, writing is one good way to express anger, fear etc rather than internalizing that emotion and self-destructing. If you know youth who are exploring creative writing , please send them our way.
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Just so you know: Next Thursday in the US is Thanksgiving. Our favorite day (along with Super Bowl) to sit and eat alot. The part I have loved, since I was a child, was being together as a family (well the home baked pies were a winner too). Next Thursday I would like to put up a montage of Thanksgiving Poetry. (that includes anyone writing about what they are thankful for.) If you want to either link a poem in or send to our email: firstname.lastname@example.org we can have a day to reflect on what we have (jobs, family, another day of life.) I am thankful for each of you and the outpouring of support.