Why do you like to write poetry?
Sophia Hopkins: “I have always loved reading, and all of the novels I have read inspired me to write. Some of my favorite authors are J.K. Rowling, C.S. Lewis, Roald Dahl, Raina Talgemeier, Gitty Daneshvari, and James Joyce (Joyce I usually read with my Dad). I had a dream the night before I wrote my published poem, and the words just flowed out of me. Whenever I get assigned any sort of writing assignments in class, I end up writing a lot more than most of the other students. I really feel the key to good writing is reading, because that way you have an expanded vocabulary to help you express yourself.”