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Megan Alice: High School Student And Published Poet

Megan Alice: High School Student And Published Poet

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Megan Alice

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Megan Alice is many things: daughter, sister, feminist and full-time high school student.

Somehow, though, she finds time for all her many passions, which read like a catalog for a small liberal arts college: dancing, acting, singing, writing.

It's the writing that is taking up much of her time this week. Her debut collection of poems, "A Bouquet of Daisies," was released Wednesday by Green Writers Press, a Vermont-based publisher of works they hope "will spread a message of hope and renewal."

The book is a collection of poetry and prose exploring relationships of all kinds. She also touches on mental illness, emotional abuse, sexual assault, and misogyny. Her poem "Puppeteer" reveals a strong woman who knows her own mind.

PUPPETEER

You’ve got me wound around your wrists

strings fighting to hold me up

my arms droop above my hanging head, knees turned in

make sure I look happy!

make sure my cries stay muted!

I do not want to reach up and cut ties

but if I don’t I will lose my mind,

and I would so much rather

lose you

Megan Alice talks about her poetry on KPBS Midday Edition Thursday.

Megan Alice at Warwicks

She will discuss and read from "A Bouquet Of Daisies" and sign books purchased from Warwicks

Warwick's Bookstore

7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla

Thursday, August 16, 2018

7:30 pm

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