Your name: Lamija Grbic’
Your home town: Boise, ID
Your major(s): Philosophy and Sociology
Are you fluent in any language(s) other than English? Bosnian/Serbo-Croatian
What are your career plans? I'm interested in the field of education.
What is your favorite book or author and why? My favorite writer is definitely Sylvia Plath. I adore her ability to blend reality with aspects of the surreal and manipulate tone. One of my favorite poems by her is "Morning Song."
What is your favorite word? It would have to be a tie between ameliorate and bubbles.
Describe (in a short paragraph) a significant breakthrough in your development as a writer: Although I had been reading poetry for years, it wasn't until I studied Elizabeth Bishop's work in my senior year of high school that I became inspired to write poetry myself. It was a significant leap from the formal academic work I was accustomed to writing, but I believe embracing creative writing has helped me become a more versatile writer.