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seattle-based poet + lover of whimsy

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I'm Zyna, a Seattle poet and lover of whimsy. I write poems on my Remington typewriter and decorate them with glitter and pressed flowers. I love magic. I love lightning bugs and roses and justice. My work is rooted in joy, especially Black joy, as an act of resistance. I think it's radical to celebrate ourselves and our lives in a world that targets us. If we feel even a trace of joy in this world, we deserve to shout it from the rooftops! Poetry is my rooftop. I hope that my words can be a reminder that you're not alone and that we all deserve a magical life. 

"won't you celebrate with me

what i have shaped into 

a kind of life?

-lucille clifton

"Of all the art forms, poetry is the most economical. It is the one which is the most secret, which requires the least physical labor, the least material, and the one which can be done between shifts, in the hospital pantry, on the subway, and on scraps of surplus paper."

-audre lorde

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