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Considering my brain is on journalism time at the moment and nowhere near the realm of poetry (unless you enjoy poetry about the Oklahoma Sooners, in which case, I have you covered), and also considering I just noticed I’m sitting on 299 posts, I would like my 300th post to be a thank-you to the first writers that followed me here.

I’ve been asked several times to post a crush list, but I will never be able to bring myself to do that. I do not follow anyone whose writing I do not enjoy; therefore, my crush list will always be a bit larger than nine boxes.

That said, there was the nice, round number of 10 writers following me when I first began posting poetry regularly in the winter, and as I was entirely dumbfounded by the fact they were, they’re permanently imprinted in my mind … and heart.

These are gifted writers and beautiful souls without whose encouragement and kindness I would have probably scrapped the whole thing long ago, subsequently not encountered the remainder of you talented writers and lovely people, and been living in a van down by the river. Not so much that last bit, but I’d have been really, really bummed.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart:


For anyone not following them already, that list represents a wonderfully diverse set of styles from the minds of an incredible group of people. Pardon my sentimental sappiness and have a wonderful Friday. :)

  1. eternallycoilingserpent said: Wow Brienne. I am speechless. Thank you so much for your heartfelt words. I am honored to have made such an impact and I am happy to see that you are still writing. You are an inspiration to me and I hope you know that. Much, much love. <333
  2. cat said: yay!
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