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Arlington, United States
This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This author's work has been published in our print magazine.

About chsongbird:

(my favorite quote, below, is credited to F. Scott Fitzgerald).

Articles and Art by chsongbird:

A Purple Iris
Poetry section, Teen Ink
The Last Vacation
Poetry section, Teen Ink
To My Classmates as We Graduate
Opinion section, Teen Ink
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Reviews section, Teen Ink
The world is far too vast for me to know
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Ode to the Collar on the Neck of My Dog
Poetry section, Teen Ink
The Apple Orchard
Poetry section, Teen Ink
A Summer Night at Crane’s Castle
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Poetry section, Teen Ink

Chsongbird's Favorite Personal Quote:

"I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it's these things I believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn't all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything"

Favorite books: White Bird in a Blizzard by Laura Kasischke, Angels in America (Millennium Approaches & Perestroika) by Tony Kushner, A Separate Peace by John Knowles, The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky 
Favorite authors: Laura Kasischke, Toni Morrison, Tony Kushner, William Shakespeare, Dave Eggers 
Favorite music albums: Falsettos (musical by William Finn), The Light in the Piazza (musical), Rumours (Fleetwood Mac), Bad Self Portraits (Lake Street Dive), Daddy Long Legs the Musical 
Favorite music artists: Lake Street Dive, Ben Howard, Ed Sheeran, Fleetwood Mac, Megan McGinnis, Kelli O'Hara, Audra McDonald 
Favorite movies: The Princess Bride, Shakespeare in Love, American Beauty, The Fault in Our Stars, American Hustle 
Favorite movie stars: Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Lawrence, Viola Davis 
Favorite TV shows: Project Runway, Teen Wolf, Saturday Night Live, Pushing Daisies, Law and Order SVU 
Favorite actors: (stage actors) Christian Borle, Andrew Rannells, Kelli O'Hara, Mandy Patinkin, Gavin Creel, Brandon Uranowitz 
Favorite gadgets: Macbook Air, iPhone, portable speakers, headphones, electronic keyboard/piano 
Favorite hobbies: (besides writing/reading): acting, singing, dancing, running, shopping, spending time with the people I love. 

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