Blog Post of Myself

I’m Kate Devine

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Writer, learner, traveler, intrigue chaser, risk taker, trier of any and all things new

Messy desk,  fragments of poems, mildly reckless

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Will always open windows despite the cold

And keep curtains apart to welcome light, ideas, and inspiration

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Grew up on the beaches of central New Jersey

Surfed a bit, tanned never, waitressed every single summer

Served a lot of lobster rolls to sandy tourists

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I can, have, and will wander through nature for hours

In the past year I dipped my toes in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans,

Mediterranean Sea,

Hanakapiai Falls,

and the Manasquan River.

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I am a Zumba instructor, runner, shameless dancer/groover,

Plus, I make a great grilled cheese

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Red hair like my father’s,

Face shaped like my mother’s,

Indecisive like my father, I hope just as hardworking and kind,

Sense of humor like my mother, I hope just as gracious and wise,

The oldest and shortest daughter with three incredible siblings

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When in doubt I remember two things…. “be a feeling” and “don’t sweat the small stuff”

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Once I studied Spanish language and poetry in Barcelona for a few months

Still working on my Spanish conversation

And perfecting my paella

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Feminism gave me the language for something I could always feel

Although the controversy, at times, makes my head spin

Between the work I have to laugh

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(^Gloria Steinem and I)

My writing appears in The Rutgers Review, Plangere Culture Lab, and Her Campus

Poems in Objet d’Art and Outrageous Fortune, sometimes I’ll read them aloud

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I’d like to travel across the U.S.

After graduating

This May…

Then write, or grad school, or teach, or start a business, or make an app, or maybe learn to fly

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