About

“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”
–Ernest Hemingway

Hannah Trees is a philosophy graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin. Her coursework thus far has ranged from history of aesthetics to contemporary philosophy of mind, and she has yet to decide on her area of specialization.

Hannah graduated from Carleton College in the spring of 2012 with a BA in Social and Religious Philosophy. Most of her academic energies were spent in grappling with philosophic and theological works from the 19th and early 20th centuries, but her coursework within the fields of philosophy and religion ranged from Aristotle’s Ethics to postmodern critical theory.  Her senior thesis was focused on a comparison of the existential theologies of Søren Kierkegaard and Paul Tillich.

At Carleton, she was involved in three creative writing workshops and was a regular contributor to The Manuscript and The Lens (two of Carleton’s literary publications).  Since leaving college, her work has also been featured in Belleville Park Pages and online by Cactus Heart PressEunoia ReviewCloud City PressBare HandsWindowed, and Poetry by Emily Dickinson. As a teenager, she was an editor for her high school’s literary magazine and attended several young writers’ conferences, including the New England Young Writers’ Conference at Bread Loaf.

Between college and graduate school, Hannah worked as an English language assistant in France, a volunteer at Shakespeare and Company in Paris, and a writing and math tutor at SUNY Cobleskill. She spends her free time cooking vegan food, reading Anne Carson, and wishing she were back living in a bookshop by the Seine.

All the poems published on her blog are her original work (unless otherwise noted), and posts are sometimes updated after their original publication to allow for minor revisions.

Hannah can be reached via email (hannah.trees@gmail.com), twitter (@hctrees), and blog post comments.  She also half-heartedly maintains a secondary blog, hctrees.tumblr.com. She enjoys receiving spontaneous offers for publication, constructive criticism, and confessions of love.

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  1. cheers

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