Keona Burch (Rose Zhang)

Creator of the poems “A Wish for Rain” and “Fault”

Keona Burch (Rose Zhang) is from Portland, Oregon, but currently studying at Northfield Mount Hermon, a boarding high school in Massachusetts. She enjoys creative writing but only began writing poetry this past year. Since she has not had her work published before, she is so excited for this opportunity to share it. While she doesn’t think she will pursue writing professionally in her future, she hopes to improve her writing and continue telling stories. She is currently considering pursuing psychology or neuroscience in college, although that is likely subject to change. She would like to thank her family and all her English teachers, who encouraged her to write and helped her improve.