I write poetry that doesn't suck. This is because I'm an English major with a creative writing minor at the University of Northern Iowa. Someday I want to get my MFA in Poetry Writing. I have two kitties, their names are Molly and Mina. The biggest influences on my writing are T.S. Eliot, Taylor Mali, Wilfred Owen, Rebecca Dunham, and Louise Glück. I have two teddy bears named Oscar (after Oscar Wilde) and Virgil (after Virgil from Dante's Inferno). I love Penguins and Dinosaurs because they're so damn awesome. I wanted to be a paleontologist for about 15 years of my life, yet some how I ended up in the English department. I also LARP (Live Action Role Play) Vampire the Masquerade and Werewolf the Apocalypse every weekend and it is lots of fun. I am a huge nerd. My favorite colors are purple and green. I have a daughter and her name is Emaline. I really like cooking and listening to music. The end.