Why do you like to write poetry?
Joanna Jimenez: “I like poetry because it has made me open up to many things like what my true feelings are and it has made me learn more about myself too. I say it has opened me up to my true feelings because I use to just run away from what I was really feeling. But I have learned that my feelings should be expressed and I express it through my poems. Also I’ve gotten to learn more about myself because with poetry for me I had to think more things through. When I say that or type it I mean I have to think about everything and go into detail about it so my poems come to life and the audience feels the emotion that was going through me while writing that piece.”