My name is Camellia Stadts. I am 60 years old and have lived in Michigan my whole life, most of the time in and around the Detroit area. I fell in love with both reading and writing poetry after experiencing many of life’s earthquakes. It’s wonderful to me that I am able to create poetry from the times that life has shaken me up. It has made me a stronger person and I am grateful. Besides writing poetry, I also write essays, knit, crochet and read. I have a son, daughter and grandson, my greatest joys.