Maya Hanson

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I live for quotes. Writing is my stress reliever. I play the piano occasionally, sing, and watch college and elite gymnastics. I have been published three times through the America Library of Poetry's contest compilation: Accolades (2014) with Closer to the Sky, Eloquence (2015) with A Touch of Infinity, and Accomplished (2016) with Sanity. I am a biochemical/validation engineer, passionate, easily entertained, a little bit insane, & left handed, which I have mixed feelings about because it is unique but also terribly inconvenient. I love citrus fruits, sunsets, and squirrels (as you may have guessed). PostPoems is as old as me.

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Favorite Stuff (poets, poems, quotes, hobbies, etc.)

She feels in italics and thinks in CAPITALS. ~Henry James
A human life is a beautiful mess. ~Gabrielle Zevin
Maybe some people are just meant to be in the same story. ~Jandy Nelson
A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people. ~Annie Leibovitz
Stars got tangled in her hair whenever she played in the sky. ~Laini Taylor
I think I like my brain best in a bar fight with my heart. I think I like myself a little broken. I’m ok if that makes me less loved. I like poetry better than therapy anyway. The poems never judge me for healing wrong. ~Clementine von Radics
I do not want to have you to fill the empty parts of me. I want to be full on my own, I want to be so complete I could light a whole city...and then I want to have you because the two of us combined could set it on fire. ~Rupi Kaur
We are all composers learning how to sight-read eternity. ~Johnny MacRae
I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship. ~Louisa May Alcott
We are all a little weird, and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love. ~Dr. Seuss
Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one. ~E.B. White
Not all those who wander are lost. ~J.R.R. Tolkien
She had fallen in love so many times that she began to suspect she was not falling in love at all, but doing something much more ordinary. ~Jonathan Safran Foer
You are not the first person I looked at with a mouthful of forevers. We have both lived with lips more scar tissue than skin. ~Clementine von Radics
Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. ~John Green
Are those the only options? Nothing or forever? ~Sarah Dessen
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. ~Douglas Adams
If I decide to be an idiot, then I'll be an idiot on my own accord. ~Johann Sebastian Bach
We loved with a love that was more than love. ~Edgar Allan Poe

Favorite poems (all on PoemHunter.com): I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou; If by Rudyard Kipling; I Say I Say I Say by Simon Armitage; Dancing by Hayley Lewis; Regretting, Regretting Everything, Regretting, Regretting Nothing by Vanessa Kingsley; A by Jade Harmony; Road Not Taken by Robert Frost; I Love This Love by Kira Kira Kira; My Heart Is Heavy by Sara Teasdale
Favorite color: PURPLE. And periwinkle. And that indigo-blue that's hard to describe.
Favorite hobbies: Writing, reading, gymnastics, Excel spreadsheets, talking about books, talking about poetry, occasionally talking too loudly


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