Stina Schwebke is a sophomore at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. She has been writing for as long as she can remember, and been writing well since sophomore year of high school. She spends all her spare time writing whatever comes to mind, mostly poems, short stories, and one act plays. She has been published in Cricket and Cicada, as well as in her schools' annual literary magazines, and one of her acts was produced by her high school theatre.
Recognizing the need for poetry in our lives, the Oregon Poetic Voices Project (OPV) has begun to create a comprehensive digital archive of poetry readings that will complement existing print collections of poetry across the state.
"We each carry lines of poetry with us. Words that others have written float back to us and stay with us, indelibly. We clutch these "life lines" like totems, repeat them as mantras, and summon them for comfort and laughter."
-Academy of American Poets