🌻about rei🌻

Ravyn Ark (also known as Rei - they/she) is a creative soul to their core. They penned their first poem in middle school and drew their first drawing when they were a toddler. Creating is not only their go-to mode of self-expression, but it’s also an invaluable tool for healing from past trauma and ultimately overcoming it.

Upon diving into the poetry scene over a decade ago, Ravyn became a featured reader at and host of various poetry readings. She also ran an independent press and poetry feature website for 10 years, publishing hundreds of poets within that time. To date, her poems have been featured in numerous publications both online and in print (Women's Spiritual Poetry, Mystic Living Today, The Light Within, etc.) and she has authored several books under another pen name. Additionally, she obtained a Bachelor’s degree (with honors) in Creative Writing in 2012.

In 2019, Ravyn launched Our Words Heard, an inclusive poetic community that amplifies poets’ voices worldwide by showcasing their poetry on social media. Two years later, they released their poetry and Zen philosophy book titled Nova Conscientia: poetic snippets of mindfulness (available on Amazon). In 2022, they established another online poetry community for autistic poets called Autistic Poetics.

 

When she isn't writing or reading poetry, Ravyn is editing and critiquing it. During her free time, she enjoys taking long walks in the forest, drawing, practicing mindfulness meditation, or spending quality time with her loved ones.

 
Above all, Ravyn Ark is a multiply neurodivergent creator, mystic, mental health advocate, and abuse survivor with a lifelong vision to impart people with an unshakable sense of hope, healing, compassion, and empowerment. To read or listen to their poetic outpourings, follow them on Instagram (@Sunrei_Poetry).

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"I stand bare-soled
at the riverbank,
shut my eyes,
and take a few belly-breaths
as the riverbed of water
becomes flowing stardust."
-excerpt from "Nova Conscientia: poetic snippets of mindfulness"