Amelia Crist is currently a senior at Aquinas College, majoring in both English and Technical Theatre, while also minoring in Writing. Writing poetry since her freshman year at Aquinas, she struggles with editing her pieces— “it’s so difficult to pick just one word”— but deeply admires the work of Sharon Olds whose prose opened up Amelia’s own poetic ability. She loves Opera, and has worked backstage for such productions as: Carmen and The Flying Dutchman. She volunteers for Heritage Theatre Group as a member of their executive board, and works with local high schools, critiquing their productions; this is her first published poem.
Submitted on June 21st, 2008