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Writing Journey

D.J. Hawkins has been in love with words since she was a young child. It only makes sense that she became a writer and a teacher. She loves the process of trying and failing and then eventually succeeding in finding the right string of words to describe a moment or feeling. Exchanging words, stories, and knowledge is a true love of hers.

Phoenix Rising

December 2022

Check out the latest work by D.J. Hawkins. Phoenix Rising is a poetry collection divided into three stages of healing and growth: wildfire, ashes, and rising. These poems are for those who love easily and love big, who always put others first, and who may be used to being held down and pushed aside. Encompassing the bitter and beautiful moments of love, the shiny illusions and cautionary tales, this collection begs us to examine our bruises and gather what's broken so we can rise. This collection is a patchwork story of insecurity, betrayal, and loss, but also of empowerment, self-love, and survival.

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“The thing about writing is not to talk, but to do it.”

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