Annie Castillo

Age 16
Falls Church, VA
Southeast Region
Read Annie’s Poetry

Writing poetry originally began as a remedy for sleepless nights, but now Annie Castillo writes, edits, and reads it whenever possible. Her work dissects the complexity of adolescence, self-discovery, gender, and nature. Annie has discovered and built a rich community of colleagues, mentors, and friends in poetry workshops, seminars online, and at places like the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., where she read and wrote poetry as part of “Shakespeare’s Sisters.” Annie also loves to hike, play volleyball, read, and instill a love for etymologies in anyone who will listen.