Before I knew how to read or write, I had hired my grandmother as a scribe to write down my craziest ideas. We'd sit at the kitchen table in the house I grew up in and create stories about kittens, glitter, and snow. I'd illustrate.
Today, my writing process isn't much different. The heart of my stories are born in the conversations I have with others. Writing is an inherently collaborative act. As I put my voice into important conversations I hope to create a synergetic relationship between me and the world.
I'm currently studying English with concentrations in creative writing and global culture in the scholars program at Binghamton University.
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I Might Have Forgotten How to Love Sage Cigarettes, November 2022
Tough Girl Academy of American Poets, August 2021
When We Were Water Germ Magazine, May 2019
I Spent The Summer Trapped Inside Of A Raindrop Ghost City Press, Dec. 2018
Alternative Universe Where I Live in Hollywood in the Twentieth Century Qween City, July 2018
Americana: A Creation Story Philosophical Idiot, June 2018
Point & Click Philosophical Idiot, April 2018
How Many Sins Were Wasted in That Bed? Philosophical Idiot, April 2018
Exterior Design Quail Bell Magazine, Feb. 2018
Somnium Immunity Tongue Tied Magazine, Feb. 2018
So This Is What Frigid Must Feel Like Tongue Tied Magazine, Feb. 2018
Intergalactic Boredom Ghost City Press, Sep. 2017
Self Portrait in the Form of a Self Portrait Ghost City Press, Sep. 2017
The Sweet Home: Stomach as a Safe-Deposit Box Peach Mag, June 2017
A Teenager's Natural Habitat Peach Mag, June 2017
Stardust Canvas Literary Journal, Feb. 2016
Daily Digests Patch Media, August 2022- Present.
Experimenting in Form to Help Writer’s Block: Sestina Binghamton Poetry Project, Nov. 2019
Experimenting in Form to Help Writer’s Block: Villanelle and Pantoum Binghamton Poetry Project, Oct. 2019
Who Controls Articulation? Binghamton Poetry Project, Sep. 2019
Young artists in Buffalo: Brianna Mutsindashyaka Buffalo Vibe, July 2018
Young artists in Buffalo: Sage Enderton Buffalo Vibe, July 2018
100 Thousand Young Poets for Change The Public, Sep. 2017
Young people affected by diabetes take to area roadways to help raise funds The Buffalo News, June 2015
Program connects athletes, students for a unique learning experience The Buffalo News, May 2015
Restaurant Review: Daily Planet is out of this world The Buffalo News, Jan. 2015
Music Review: “1989” by Taylor Swift The Buffalo News, Nov. 2014
Taking steps to help fight cancer The Buffalo News, Oct. 2014
IN THE PRESS
"Hannah Nathanson imagines universes where Saturn is a bee-hive, where best friends get married in dresses made by mermaids, where one might live in a jewelry box or adopt a peach. [Her] poems are surreal yet accessible, and each alternat(iv)e universe so vivid that, even if it’s just as painful as the one we already live in, you can’t help but want to step inside and inhabit it for a while."
JESSIE LYNN MCMAINS
Bone & Ink Press