Caroline Kaufman-known as @poeticpoison on Instagram-was only a freshman in high school when she began posting her poetry online, and since then she has amassed hundreds of thousands of followers across social media reading her work worldwide. Her debut book, Light Filters In, released in 2018, and she was named one of Her Campus's 22 Under 22 Most Inspiring College Women in 2018 for her work destigmatizing mental illness through poetry. Caroline grew up in Westchester, New York, and is currently studying English at Harvard University. When she's not writing, she can be found eating pad thai, harmonizing with the radio, and refusing to believe she's growing up.
"A young poet dips into the ink of her experience and writes her
own light into existence." -- Laurie Halse Anderson, author of
"Caroline's words are an honest, lyrical kick in the teeth." -- Amanda Lovelace, bestselling author of the princess saves herself in this one
"Kaufman's willingness to share and artfully articulate her vulnerability has already proved vitally important for the legions of followers she's garnered as an "Instapoet," and will now prove similarly validating and empowering for those teens who discover her work through print.... A top addition to YA poetry collections." -- School Library Journal (starred review)
"Debut author Kaufman's voice is authentic, and her experiences, feelings, and journey toward healing are convincing. This book could be a lifeline for survivors and provide insight for others." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Her warmly conversational tone suggests assurance and solidarity with readers that she sees as allies in brave combat against overwhelming darkness." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books