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Carol Hopwood

Carol Hopwood

 

 


 

I wrote my first poem when I was in third grade. At the time, a classmate of mine had been diagnosed with leukemia and another classmate and I decided to write stories and poetry to sell to help raise money for her. We didn’t get much, but did get enough to buy her a get well gift, which was all we should have expected. By the time the town had raised enough money for her surgery, it was too late. She was too ill to be able to survive it.

After that, I didn’t really write much until I was in junior high, and I continued throughout high school. During a summer course, I learned new techniques in a creative writing class at Morehead State University’s Upward Bound Program. I was told by many of my teachers that I should be a writer when I graduated, and should major in English. I never really wrote anything for anyone else to read. It was more to simply get my thoughts out, sort of a diary. Besides, I had another passion . . . computers.

I have been able to merge my two passions into one with my web page, The Poet’s Nest. These two things, writing poetry and writing web pages, are very addictive. I recently graduated with a Computer Science degree, a minor in Mathematics, and a proficiency certificate in Japanese. That’s all resume stuff, but it is the poetry I write that keeps me sane.




 

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