She found inspiration for her chapbook in a graduate course, reading love letters exchanged between Emily Dickinson and her sister-in-law. Hanley took a more modern perspective for the writing of her love poems.
A Florida State University graduate, he currently teaches English in the United Arab Emirates capital and runs a series of open mic nights and poetry slams called Rooftop Rhythms.
Gordon is graduating from FSU in April 2021 with two majors and two minors. In addition to her academic accomplishments, she has leadership roles, work in publishing, and other organizational involvement on FSU’s campus.