there-is-a-silver-lining asked: I have been watching your poetry slams and it has absolutely brought me to tears. The way the words flow and the topics that you choose to talk about are so incredible. I am amazed by your talent
Anonymous asked: Just met you today at NYU's second poetry slam. You are absolutely adorable. I hope you keep up the enthusiasm and continue to host slam poetry!
I think it’ll be a long long time before I lose any enthusiasm for hosting college slams. Y’all absolutely rocked it and showed such incredible bravery on Wednesday night. It was an honor to be there and I had a blast! Thank YOU!
Anonymous asked: Hey, I just came across your poetry and it gives me chills. Your words have so much depth and meaning to them, and they're beautiful. Keep doing what you're doing!
Thank you! I will!
add3rall asked: i just wanted to say that i came across your poem "sheets" and every time i watch it, i cry. as someone who has been in and out of treatment for anorexia for almost 4 years now, no other poem has hit so close to home. i also have lived in new york city for my whole life and "when god happens" is so beautiful - you put into words all the feelings i've had about experiencing 9/11 as a new yorker. you are by far my favorite poet, please never stop!!
Well, if this wasn’t one of the best messages I’ve ever woken up to
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
I can’t stop and I won’t.
iwritetobreatheeasy asked: I'm obsessed with your poetry. I absolutely adore your voice! Ugh. Enough drooling. What inspires your poems? What's your favorite song? Favorite book? Favorite time to write? xoxoxo -K (:
Hey there! Thanks for the love and questions.
1) feelings. all of the feelings. A general belief that the world is not as pretty as it could be and sometimes that’s the best thing the world has going for it.
2) I work, live and love music so this is a really tough question to answer. But right now I really love the song “Methuselah” by San Fermin. I also am currently obsessed with “Don’t Wake Me Up” by Lianne La Havas.
3) Another tough question! I loved Kerouac’s “Big Sur.” “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” is up there as well, so is “Crush” by Richard Siken. I could go on forever about this one though.
4) 11PM or 1AM.
crystaldoves asked: I believe I may have fallen in love with your words. Old Haunts has touched me so deeply, to an extent I thought almost nothing could. You are ever so talented. If only I could navigate my own emotions the way you seem to. You are brilliant, really.
Hi CrystalDoves! Woah!! What an email to receive while at my desk trudging through the daily grind. Thank you so much for reaching. I’m glad we were able to connect. Please stay in touch.