Since the fifth grade, Al has been writing mediocre, pretentious poetry while agonizing over the fact that there’s no set formula to being a decent writer.
She has published two chapbook collections that are no longer in print (or existence unless someone somewhere still has a copy of them). Additionally, she has been freelancing for over a decade in various print and digital publications.
Etudes and Requiems is her current project, focused on the practice of writing poetry simply for poetry’s sake. Like many others in their 30’s in modern America, she is also using poetry to work through the loss of relationships, dreams, goals, and chronic health issues.
She currently resides in the Southeastern United States with her husband and child, secretly wishing she could still be a professor of poetry at a small liberal arts college somewhere back in the Northeast or Midwest in between diaper changes.