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But I wish Whitney the best and can’t see if she will develop her talent! The message is beautiful, of course, it’s about heartbreak and healing, but I feel like this wasn’t it. So, withHomeI kind of reimagined the body and the self as a beehive. All of these emotions like anxiety, loss, and heartbreak are the bees. Some days the bees are very unsettled and some days they’re not. WithClimateI wanted to do something similar, but this time I reimagined the mind as weather patterns. Climate has four different sections: “Stormy,” “Foggy,” Sunny,” and “Climate.” The idea is just that all of these different types of weather make up the climate, in your mind and body. The point of the book is that the sunny days are just as important as the rainy days. All of it is a balance.“ What do the four parts in Climate represent?

I grew up in rural Montana. So that’s where I call home, but I go to school in South Carolina right now.” When did you first start writing? To not be afraid to be vulnerable in any way that feels natural. Whether that’s in painting, writing, in any creative way that they express themselves. Other people need you and you never know when your story is going to impact other people. I really had no idea that this would and I thought I’d sell like 10 books. I didn’t know how important it was to share my story. So I would just encourage other people to share their stories and to be vulnerable.“ I think one thing that really helps me is doing flow of consciousness writing. So that is when you just write exactly what you are thinking. Sometimes that just turns into something and sometimes it doesn’t, that’s okay too. You’re not a machine to just produce inspiration. Inspiration comes and then you create something so don’t force yourself to write something. It doesn’t have to be perfection every time you put pen to paper.” What is the story behind the title of your first book Home?and “A first collection of poetry from a 20-year-old university student and “–Publisher’s description. Home by Whitney Hanson – eBook Details When I started writing it I was lost in so many areas of my life. I had just gotten out of a romantic relationship, so I was in a really rough spot with heartbreak. But I was also really unsure of my direction in life, what I was pursuing, and unsure of who I am. I think part of that was going to college and having to redefine my identity on my own terms. Homewas kind of me finding myself again after all that I’d been through. That’s why I titled it Home.“ How did your writing process change after your first book was published?

I guess this wasn’t just my cup of tea. I wish there was mention that it’s not only poetry BUT ALSO quotes / poetry prose, because one sentence is not poetry for me. This collection also does an amazing job of using metaphors throughout the pieces. The collection has a clear theme of using weather metaphors and figurative language that begins from the title and the cover art. While each poem doesn’t mention weather specifically, there is often at least a connection that can be made between the topic at hand and some sort of weather. The figurative language also lends itself so well to the imagery she can create in these pieces. She takes intangible things like emotions and turns them into tangible things like weather. One reason why I love poetry is because it can do things with words that some other works just can’t do. I think that the topics in which she chose and the language she used to present them do just that. I am incredibly impressed by what she can accomplish in this collection. urn:oclc:record:1391660530 Foldoutcount 0 Identifier home0000hans Identifier-ark ark:/13960/s2tcg8n343n Invoice 1652 Isbn 9798754263956 Ocr tesseract 5.1.0-1-ge935 Ocr_detected_lang en Ocr_detected_lang_conf 1.0000 Ocr_detected_script Latin Ocr_detected_script_conf 1.0000 Ocr_module_version 0.0.16 Ocr_parameters -l eng Old_pallet IA-NS-0001275 Openlibrary_edition I’ve learned the power of vulnerability. I feel like I grew up always hiding my feelings and that’s probably why I ended up writing them all down. I never understood how important it is to be vulnerable with people. It connects you to the whole world to be vulnerable with other people.” Do you find it harder to write when you’re not going through a difficult/emotional experience?


Access-restricted-item true Addeddate 2022-07-13 22:26:27 Autocrop_version 0.0.14_books-20220331-0.2 Bookplateleaf 0002 Boxid IA40603804 Camera USB PTP Class Camera Collection_set printdisabled External-identifier The only constant in life is change. Climate is a journey in embracing change both internally and externally. It guides you through all the weather you face. From heartbreak to the storms you create inside your brain, Climate reminds you to embrace the sun, storm, and rain. Most importantly, it emphasizes the beauty, value, and consistency of change. Details e-book Climate And this book, as much as I wanted to like it, I really couldn't. It was just boring and disappointing. I feel that it's just the second version of "Home", which I also read, but that one I wouldn't even call poetry - it was more like a diary and love advices, than poems. I started writing poetry specifically around sixteen-years-old. I read a book by Rupi Kaur and that gave me the perspective that poetry could be anything I wanted it to be. It gave me a lot of freedom to put my thoughts on paper. That was something that was inspiring for me, but I always loved to write.” Is poetry the literary genre that you have always wanted to take part in when writing? One thing that I’ve had to work through and work past is that when I wrote home I was pretty much entirely writing it for myself. This was a method of coping. Now that I have this audience, it changes the way that I perceive my writing. When I’m writing and thinking about this audience reading these things it can sometimes mess with my authenticity and creativity. I’m trying to connect with people and meet all these goals. I think the real way to do that is to just write authentically. It’s been hard to adjust knowing that all these people are going to be reading my work. So, I think that’s probably changed my writing a little bit, but I’ve tried to keep it as authentic as possible.” What inspired Climate?

I think poetry has always been something that’s really natural for me. I have ADHD so I feel like my thoughts kind of come in small bursts of inspiration rather than one novel of inspiration. And so I think that’s part of the reason that poetry comes more naturally to me. But, it wasn’t something I was really pursuing. Being an author wasn’t something that had been a life goal for me. It was a side passion project that I always worked on, It was a way of coping with things. It became this thing where I don’t really know how I got here.” What is your favorite book? Stormy is when the storms are unleashed within you. This section is sadness and heartbreak that accompanies lost love.Foggy is about losing your identity. The storm may have passed, but after heart break we often go through a process of redefining ourself.Sunny is a glimpse of joy and new love. It is the feeling of butterflies in your heart and sun on your skin. Climate is a reminder that all of the weather we encounter creates this beautiful experience that is life. It is a section of appreciation for both the rainy and sunny days.“ What is something you learned about yourself after writing these two books?I enjoy how this book seems to have a clear relatable voice while touching on tough topics and also having extremely poetic elements. It is almost like reading a diary of her life experiences that she just so happened to turn into poems but they also feel so intentional as well. Sometimes with poetry, I have seen that authors focus too much on the language sounding pretty but they don’t say anything (at least that I can understand as a person reading for entertainment without deconstructing each line which is what some of the poets want, it just is not my favorite form of poetry so my opinion is a little bias). Whitney Hanson can create such amazing pieces that while sounding poetic and beautiful, have a voice that is easy to understand and wants to say something to the reader. She uses simple word choice overall, which blows my mind because I always try to “sound like a poet” when I write. This collection shows that you don’t always need “big fancy words” to create good works, even though she does have great use of word choice throughout her pieces. She wants the reader to relate and be able to feel what she is saying in her work. I believe that the voice she chose allows for that throughout her collection.

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