About H.M. Reynolds
In 2017, I was long-listed in Christ Church Oxford's Tower Poetry Competition for 16-18 year olds, for my poem Strand One. This was my first poetry competition.
I've been writing poetry since I was 15, but chose to take it more seriously after dropping out of university. Originally from and based near Brighton, I want to offer new perspectives that challenge the stereotypes surrounding contemporary, 'Instagram' poetry, and 'teen writing', alongside adding to the conversations around environments, privilege and mental health. I want to show that poetry IS inclusive through connecting with other poets, writers and creatives across platforms.
My main inspirations include nature and how this relates to personal experience. I also should credit here Seamus Heaney (who is my somewhat 'literary hero', and I mention pretty much all the time, sorry). Through reading and researching Heaney and his work, I have developed a deep love and appreciation for the craft and skill involved in the process of writing poetry, and aim to emulate this within my own work.
I am fortunate enough to hold three curating positions over on Instagram, which has allowed me to connect with more communities as well as strengthening my own at hmrwrites. For more information about these roles and my current curation schedule, please see Curation Roles.
I am honoured to support the charity Plan International UK on an ongoing basis, and do so through the sales of my ebooks. Please see Charity Donations for more information about Plan and how hmrwrites donates.
hmrwrites was initially my little project, and my way of getting my poetry out there. Now, hmrwrites is an online community, stretching across platforms and working alongside other writers, poets, artists, creatives and charities. hmrwrites can be found on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, Pinterest and Youtube, as well as via the website here, at hmrwrites.com. For more information on how to keep up with hmrwrites and myself, you can see my Socials here.
Currently, I have self-published three full-length collections and a chapbook, with the most recent being the collection Hyperreal. My debut collection Mislilac (Thinker), ranked #2 in the Women's poetry chart on Amazon's Kindle Store for the first week of its release (01.06.19-08.06.19).
My chapbook (20 poems) How Best to Stage a Breakdown is available for free as a pdf download, when signing up to hmrwrites here.
All of my work can be found through my shop. including full details, information and pricing.