Yellow Sweater

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Zinnia | she/her | bi | agnostic | 18 | WA

2021-2022 Seattle Youth Poet Laureate

Elitist Atlantic Subscriber (jk, but I do think the Atlantic does some awsome journalism)

I don't necessarily agree with my own assertions

Message from Writer

I like spaceships, temples, and tea.

Some of my favorite poets and poet-adjacent-people: Federico Garcia Lorca, Ocean Vuong, Annie Dillard, Italo Calvino, Arundhati Roy, Michael Ondaatje, Becky Chambers, Pablo Neruda... The list goes on.

I am on here way too much.

My book is out next June! It feels wonderful to be able to say that with such certainty!

There are so many excellent writers on this site, but if you are new and looking for a place to start, check out: Paisley Blue, aosora, wishtree, aismic, Starlitskies, R.j.Elsewhere, amaryllis, .. ugh there are so many more....

Peer Reviews

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FREE WRITING

Great poem! I really hope you decide to submit it to the contest! Sorry if any of my criticisms seem a bit harsh!

6 days

Unseen

PROMPT: Flash Fiction Competition 2021

Wondrful!

about 1 month

The Sun

PROMPT: Flash Fiction Competition 2021

Great job!

about 1 month

graffiti-streaked poetry

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You are a truly wonderful poet. A Tomas Transtromer/ Mary Oliver/ Walt Whitman kind of brilliant. I hope you know this.

about 2 months

hold me

FREE WRITING

Wonderful!

about 2 months

You are

PROMPT: Talking to “You”

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The Butchery of the Ballet Body

PROMPT: Sports Writing Competition 2021

Wonderful job! I hope the review helps:)

2 months

The Outset

PROMPT: Science Fiction Competition 2021

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The Final Chess Match

PROMPT: Science Fiction Competition 2021

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Sci-Fi Competition Entry!!!

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Wonderful job!

3 months

i love the mouthfeel of the words coming back

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Literally, one of my favorite poems I have read on here. I was kind of harsh with my criticism because I feel like it has the potential to be one of my favorite poems I have read, ever.

4 months

Prawn Shells

PROMPT: Food Writing Competition 2021

Wonderful job!

4 months

Potatoes

PROMPT: Food Writing Competition 2021

Wonderful job!

4 months

I Am The Food I Eat

PROMPT: Food Writing Competition 2021

Great job!

4 months

Mooncake Poetry

PROMPT: Food Writing Competition 2021

Great essay!

4 months

Sushi

PROMPT: Food Writing Competition 2021

Lovely!

4 months

School and Food (Review4Review || Title ideas needed!!)

PROMPT: Food Writing Competition 2021

Great job!!!

5 months

staccato dewdrops

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition: 2021

I'm glad you asked me to review this! lovely piece!

5 months

Pieces of shattered glass

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition: 2021

Wonderful poem!!

5 months

the seasons of emotion

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition: 2021

Wonderful job!

5 months

A Persona Can Be Changed; A Person Cannot

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition: 2021

Wonderful job!

5 months

It Hurts

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition: 2021

Wow. I mean it. Wow.

5 months

Night (extended)

FREE WRITING

I am so glad you asked me to review this. It was a ton of fun t read. Sorry, it took me so long. And sorry my comments got less detailed towards the end. As I said before I was reviewing this pretty late at night:)

6 months

The Golden Girl and The Skeleton Boy

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition: 2021

Great job!

6 months

Gabsie the poem

PROMPT: March Grab Bag

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The Lies that We are Told

PROMPT: Op-Ed Competition 2021

Great job! Most of my suggestions are just line edits.

6 months

Kids Clothing: Stereotyping Youth at a Young Age

PROMPT: Op-Ed Competition 2021

A pleasure to review! Sorry if it seems like I was being harsh, it's only because I think this piece has a ton of potential. Truly excellent job!

6 months

Different, Not Less: Neurodiversity in the Classroom

PROMPT: Op-Ed Competition 2021

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Loose Threads (1)

FREE WRITING

I love this story so much. I am very excited for your next chapter!

7 months

À l’avenir

PROMPT: Dream Big

First off, I read your message after completely a review of this piece. But I will definitely do a review of your previous story next!

7 months

hemochromatosis

FREE WRITING

Beautiful piece! I haven't done a review in a while and this was a absolute pleasure to review!

7 months

Rehabilitational Past

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Gold - Bruised Fruit and Goodbyes

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Beautiful piece. It was truly a pleasure to read. It made me smile and ache:)

8 months

Maybe

PROMPT: Mid-January Grab Bag

I felt all warm inside reading this. Really, excellent job!

8 months

The Law of the Hungry

FREE WRITING

Great job. A pleasure to read and review:)

8 months

DUNE - Frank Herbert

PROMPT: Book Review Competition 2021

Great Review! My suggestions are just little ones. I hope they help and I hope you get them before the deadline. Sorry I am getting this to you so late!

8 months

The Letter

FREE WRITING

Great piece! It's wonderful representation of the anxiety and heaviness that comes with relationships.

8 months

The silent king

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The Death Clock Draft 2/ Chapters 1-3

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That was a fun read! I am seriously impressed you managed to create a whole plot in a couple pages. If I tried that I would fail epically. Most of my comments were just small suggestions to make the story bit clearer. Great job!

9 months

Help! I need to shave 36 words!

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On words I thought you could cut, most of the time I just wrote "cut". I didn't mean this to sound authoritarian. I was just being lazy:)

9 months

fifteen

FREE WRITING

Happy birthday and sorry it feels so grim. Fifteen is a hard one, and it must be even harder in the midst of a pandemic. It does give life to some beautiful poetry though, wonderful job!

9 months

You Are Not Alone

FREE WRITING

I love way the this piece is organized. It's clear and honest. wonderful work. Most of my suggestions are just small details. Take them or leave them:)

9 months

Jadeite Cabbage With Insects

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Beautiful poem. You have a very unique voice. I found some of the phrasing slightly awkward, but only slightly. And I wouldn't smooth it out too much, because the non-sequeter feel invites a reader to take a closer look:)

9 months

MY BREAD AND LIGHT(things that nourish my life)

PROMPT: Bread and Light

At first I found the formatting a little overwhelming, but I actually think that was the point and it ended up really working.

9 months

She Smelt of Lilacs

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