Poets of SMITTEN Series: Karissa Whitson

Young SMITTEN poet, Karissa R. Whitson speaks of poetry, love, and life.


Karissa R. Whitson is a nineteen-year-old girl with two cats and a truck. She’s been writing since she could hold a pencil and usually doesn’t speak to many more people than necessary. She’s pretty regular, but can be considered quite astounding, depending on who you ask.

I picked a few of the questions but I also wrote a small bit about myself and why I felt compelled to write what I did and submit it to SMITTEN.

Woman Motivational Quote Facebook Post(5).pngPoetry, to me, has always been about expression, whether it’s understandable to all who read it or not. It’s about getting what you feel onto paper, whether it rhymes, follows a form, or is just text that flows as a poem to you, it’s all about the emotion behind the words. Connecting this with my orientation is a very big deal for me. I come from a small town that’s full of very sheltered…

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