Real Name: Carmel

Age: 27

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel

Favourite Artists: To name a few, Damien Rice, Dire Straits, Doors, Ehud Banai, Elliott Smith, Eran Zur, Frank Turner, Fiona Apple, Hurt, Iron & Wine, James, James Apollo, Jeff Buckley, Longpigs, Muse, Pink Floyd, Pulp, Radiohead, The Shins, The Strokes, Treble Charger, The Verve.

Most Inspirational Writer: Mike Smith.

Favourite poet/poem (published writer): John Donne, W. H. Auden, William Blake, William Ernest Henley, Langston Hughes, E. E. Cummings, Walt Whitman , Seamus Heaney, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Frank O'Hara, Dylan Thomas, Williams Carlos Williams.

If you could be any writer ever, who would you be: if not myself, I would love to be a modern day Jonathan Swift. Such imagination and cunning words are the mark of a true genius.

If you could be any flavour, which would you be: Caramel. Duh.

Why Do You Write: There is no why.

Favourite word(s): Northern.

Favourite Writer(s) on UG: Jimmy, Sean, Mike, Mike, Mike, Ryan and Cory. I like many others, but those are just my cup of tea, if I drank tea.

Most Helpful Critic: Cory, Zach, Jamie, Freddie. These are the people I talk to about poetry outside of S&L and they come up with the most helpful insights, or rather, outsights.

What Do You Do Especially, to Find Inspiration: Read and live.

Your Most Recent Work and the Reason Behind It: The last piece I wrote was "Invisible Scar.” It’s a poem about how our flaws and shortcomings are something we cope with constantly.

Tips for Newer Writers: Rather than trying to invent new ideas, just try to connect to and channel those that exist all around you.

What’s your goal in writing: To be understood.

Final Comments or Thoughts: I do not feel quite worthy at the moment, as I am struggling with finding time to write, but thank you nonetheless.

This is not a pipe
Congrats, miss Carmel. :3

"Success is as dangerous as failure. Hope is as hollow as fear." - from Tao Te Ching

Congrats Carmel! If that Ryan you were referring to is me, I'm honored to be your cup of tea. If it wasn't, I'll just pretend I'm your cup of tea regardless. This is well deserved.
here, My Dear, here it is
If think, even if some don't understand you, that it's worth it in the end, because someone out there does - and they REALLY do.

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Congrats Carmel! If that Ryan you were referring to is me, I'm honored to be your cup of tea. If it wasn't, I'll just pretend I'm your cup of tea regardless. This is well deserved.

I was referring to you.
This is not a pipe
tbh, I voted for Mike on this one. But I don't disagree with the result. I wavered back and forth for days after reading all the pieces.

So congratulations.

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This ^ makes me a sad panda. I don't even know what song you were pointing to.
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I release my inner liberal every morning when I take a shit.
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I wont be like those jerks who dedicate their beliefs to logic and reaosn.
Congrats Carmel, you're a great writer.
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I do not feel quite worthy at the moment..

Pshhh. No. You're more worthy than any of the rest of us. That's why we voted for you, silly.


P.S. I love Swift.
Today I feel electric grey
I hope tomorrow, neon black