Elizabeth Pipko isn’t your typical college student. In addition to attending classes at Harvard University Extension School, Elizabeth is also a model, athlete, and writer! She recently released her second book of poetry entitled About You. In About You, Elizabeth is emotionally candid in her writing, inviting readers to share in her personal coming-of-age journey as she confronts love and loss for the first time. YEM spoke with Elizabeth about her journey as a poet, and the inspiration for her new book.
Young Entertainment Mag: How did you first get involved in poetry? Do you have any influences in poetry?
Elizabeth Pipko: I first got involved in poetry completely by mistake. My first book was basically my diary. I was dealing with a lot and needed to find some kind of release– that ended up being poetry. In terms of influences, I would say I really love both Lang Leav and Shel Silverstein.