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Mistress Language

Contributor Biography

Tennille Wright is currently finishing her student teaching and looking to either teaching or pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing for next year. Both of the poems published here are a result of a free poetry workshop she attended at the NW Multnomah County Library. She writes, "'To spin I used to' is inspired by spinning on one foot on gym floors when I was little. That spinning sort of felt like magic. 'Mistress Language' is inspired by frustrations and freedoms I've felt with language. Many college papers I've written have been given feedback like "awkward" because I sometimes have difficulty writing clearly. It is also inspired by my hobby of making up words. Once I used the word "psycho-ness" with my writing/lit. advisor, and so I had to explain to him my habit of making up words."

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