By Ashley Lumpkin
Ashley Lumpkin is a Georgia-raised, Carolina-based writer, editor, actor, and educator. Above all else, Ashley considers herself a teacher, poet, and changer of fates. She is a lover of mathematics and language. She loves you too. Ashley drew "Yellow bile" for The Body Project and is blogging about her process here. Check out Ashley's work here.
Some context: Poems Usually start for me with some concrete image or interesting fact that I can build something larger out of, But this project in many ways feels like starting with the grand idea and working back in words. This frame helped me to organize some of the more abstract ideas floating in my head, and then ask the questions that may lead to a concrete center for my poem. - Ashley