Lanette Sweeney

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About me

Gender Female
Industry Communications or Media
Occupation writer
Location South Hadley, MA, United States
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Introduction I want my words to move you, push you to think, and bring you back for more. My first poetry book, What I Should Have Said: A Poetry Memoir About Losing A Child To Addiction is available wherever books are sold. (Ask your local bookstore to order you a copy or buy one from me or Amazon.)
Interests Reading, writing, loving, playing, watching movies and TV shows, listening to podcasts, laughing, cooking, gardening, frolicking with pets, dancing, hiking, yoga.
Favorite Movies Gone With the Wind was my favorite movie until (pretty far into my oblivious adulthood) I realized the depiction of the happy slaves was racist. But as a kid I wanted to be imperiously demanding and wildly desired Scarlett O'Hara when I grew up. Or the female attorneys on L.A. Law (same personality type).
Favorite Music Lizzo, Janelle Monae, Michael Franti, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Kesha, Macklemore, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Ludacris, Missy Elliot, Sara Bareilles, Alt-J, Carole King, Sarah McLachlin, Pit Bull, JLo, Pink, Fiona Apple, One Republic
Favorite Books The Power, The Mare, Beautiful Ruins, American Dirt, The Interestings, Becoming, Handmaid's Tale, The Testaments, the Oryx and Crake trilogy, Everything Here is Beautiful, Educated, Edgar and Lucy, Where the Crawdads Sing, Once More We Saw Stars, Sing Unburied Sing, Lost and Wanted, Red Clocks, The Round House, Homegoing, Water for Elephants, Gone Girls, My Hollywood -- plus poetry by Leslea Newman, Jena Schwartz, Natasha Trethewey, Joy Harjo, Mary Oliver, Amanda Gorman, Sharon Olds, Dorianne Laux, Marge Piercy, Margaret Atwood, and Louise Gluck.