Tracie? Well, she’s just a poet. She lives in the brutal Northwestern Pennsylvania, where umbrellas blow up. Educated at Pennsylvania State University, which at this point no longer matters, she learned the steps to master her craft. Considering there is very little demand for poets in the current job market, she eeks out a humble existence writing poetry and selling tires and brake jobs for the machine humans love so much that we built the world in its likeness.
Heavily influenced by life, Rainer Maria Rilke, Martin Espada, Li-Young Lee, and Gregory Orr, Tracie hopes to share her poetry with anyone who wants to understand.
“Beauty is only
the first touch of terror
we can still bear
and it awes us so much
because it so coolly
disdains to destroy us.”—-Rainer Maria Rilke (trans. David Young)