Block's latest book, "How to (Un)cage a Girl," published by Harper Teen, is a collection of 45 poems.
My parents subscribed to a monthly poetry periodical, and as a teenager I was introduced to Denise Levertov, who was an influence.
Is this something you've struggled with in your own life?
Do you find it hard as a woman to integrate the disparate roles of being a mother, a writer and a sexual being?
They explore themes of grief -- and not just romantic grief.
I'm also fortunate enough to be able to live them all out.
When I read "One Hundred Years of Solitude," I was so excited to see how Gabriel García Márquez did that.We take no responsibility for the content on any website which we link to.We take no responsibility for the phrases entered by surfers.Her novels often feature teenage girls navigating the City of Angels while struggling with self-image, friends, boys, family, death and sexuality.I don't listen while I write, but music plays a huge part in my work.