Kristen Mackenzie has always dreamed of being an author and poet. Ever since she was a young girl, she spent hours daydreaming about being published. She wrote this collection within the span of three years. Starting in 2018, when she just entered year 12, and then completing her last poems in 2020. When it comes to poetry, Mackenzie tends to use it as a diary, a way to express past and current emotions. Her biggest dream is to reach her readers with her writing, the same way her favourite authors and poets have done for her.
Kristen Mackenzie explores the ideas of inner demons and turmoils by voicing coming of age idealisms and pinpointing where the fine line is blurred with realism.
The three-part collection of poems: "Pain," "Frustration," "He Who Heals," delve into insecurities, faith, and that four letter word that either makes you smile or cringe: love, or the very idea of love. Mackenzie explores all facets of growing up, coming of age, making mistakes, falling down, and navigating the eerie currents of self-discovery by surmounting past trauma to grow stronger.
Kristen Mackenzie proves that physical or mental scars can make you stronger and snake the path to an impactful truth-telling journey that could be your most powerful weapon.