Congratulations to our very own Cat! Cat entered the Turner Arts Center’s Living United creative writing contest over the summer and found out right before school started that she placed second in the poetry division.
After being encouraged by Ms. Ray to enter the contest, Cat says she struggled to write about living united because at the time we were a nation that was anything but. Cat says she “wrote on how the thought of living united was not a possible thing.”
Cat has been writing poetry for four years. When asked what compels her to write, she says, “Anything … emotions ... random spontaneous events that inspire me.” Her advice to anyone who would like to write poetry but is afraid to try? “Don't push yourself. Inspiration comes best when not forced.”
We think Cat’s poem is filled with inspiration—and it is powerful and it is true. We think you will, too.