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Lydia Hounat
"Whatever I feel, no matter how deep it is, I use to write poetry. I vomit the words out. I like to write very raw poetry where an emotion drives the content. "

I grew up in Manchester, UK. To me its the bedrock of art. More than London. But I know a lot of people would disagree.

I started writing seriously when I was around 15, I mean I wrote all my life every now and then, then at 11 I hit puberty and caught "teenageritis" and started to write about everything that happened around me, or to me. I write mostly poetry, I've not disciplined myself enough to write much more other than poetry, the short stories or pieces of prose I've ever done have always come out as lack-lustre. I submitted some poems in September 2015 when I was 17 and I got published with a magazine and I started to have faith in the idea that maybe I could pursue writing as a real career.

I like to write about controversial topics, or taboo subject matter. I talk about casual sex, "committed sex" if that actually exists, marriage, break-ups, menopause, menstruation, rape, domestic abuse, the devil, drugs, violence, Kim Kardashian, Little Bo Peep, murder, incest, souls, reincarnation, terrorism, anything that interests people but are scared to admit it because it would make them sound weird.

I moved to Cornwall for university studying English with Creative Writing.

If I had to put myself into a genre, I'd say I'd be confessional.

I'm a member of the Writing Squad, a group which aims to produce the next generation of writers in the north of England, I've performed in Manchester, Leeds, London and Cornwall.

I guess I'm a spring chicken to the writing world. I'm 18 now. I'm young, I'm at university, and in debt.

Study English with Creative Writing at Falmouth University. 

  • Anne Sexton
  • Lana del Rey
  • W. D. Snodgrass
  • Robert Frost
  • Adrian Mitchell
  • Eminem
  • Big Brovaz
  • Tupac
  • Fleur Adcock
  • Sujata Bhatt
  • Mimi Khalvati
  • Warsan Shire
  • Lord Byron
  • Voltaire
  • John Keats
  • Oscar Wilde
  • Shakespeare
  • Christopher Marlowe

... probably all the greats of every literary and musical genre to have existed/exist.

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