Brooke Belk writes. A lot. She specializes in applying her decade of formal poetry training from Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill to her work as a marketing copywriter at CRISP agency in Raleigh. She's also a registered yoga teacher, and loves to explore the beautiful ways in which the practices of creativity and meditation affect each other. Brooke was a runner-up in SXSW's David Carr Prize for Emerging Writers this spring and is delighted to expand on her thoughts at Hopscotch. She lives in Durham with her husband, two cats, a few hundred orchids, and even more books.