Emily Ruth Hazel is a cross-pollinating poet, author, and artist who is passionate about diversifying the audience for poetry and the contexts in which we find it. Founder and creative director of Wild Honey Words, a poetry-meets-art boutique that offers expressive apparel, accessories, décor, and journals featuring her words and designs, Emily brings everyday life into poetry and brings poetry into everyday life. She was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and is a two-time recipient of national Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prizes. Her chapbook, Body & Soul (Finishing Line Press, 2005), was a New Women’s Voices finalist. A graduate of Oberlin College’s Creative Writing Program, she has led writing workshops at libraries, schools, and community centers in Massachusetts, Ohio, New York, and South Africa. Currently based in the foothills of Los Angeles, Emily is developing several poetry book manuscripts and co-writing lyrics for an original musical inspired by the life of the extraordinary singer, cultural bridge builder, and Civil Rights foremother Marian Anderson.
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This Week’s Prompt:
Write a poem about a secret, but use extended metaphor to keep it a secret.
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