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Meet Autumn Koors Foltz

Autumn Koors Foltz (she/they), the Junior Student Advisor, is a poet and undergraduate senior from Baltimore, MD, studying at the University of Maine at Farmington. They are earning a double major in Creative Writing and English (concentration in Contemporary Poetry) with a triple minor in Editing & Publishing, Environmental Studies, and Gender & Women’s Studies. On campus, she serves as the president of Writers’ Guild, President of the Alpha Chi Sigma Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, and president/station manager of WUMF 91.5 FM. Though there’s much they feel thrilled by, Autumn feels particularly passionate about poetry, writing letters, CDs, and covering everything they own in stickers.

  1. I chose to become an English Major because language has always been at the center of my heart. I’m a poet, and I was a creative writing major before I become a double major. I loved studying the craft, but I had such a thrilling time in my literature courses as well I wanted to do both.
  2. My favorite part of being an English Major is that English departments encompass such a wide scope that allows for exploration in so many different avenues.
  3. The last book I read was Other People’s Clothes by Calla Henkel.
  4. My favorite book is hard to choose because I’m a bit indecisive, but some ultimate favorites include Homie by Danez Smith, Memorial by Bryan Washington, Some Say the Lark by Jennifer Chang, and Bunny by Mona Awad.
  5. A book character I identify with is the women who come and go speaking of Michelangelo in “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Eliot.
  6. The last book I bought was The Most Precious Substance on Earth by Shashi Bhat, but I have not yet read it.
  7. My favorite book to movie adaptation is Throne of Blood directed by Akira Kurosawa, an adaptation of Shakespeare‘s Macbeth.
  8. I’m both a reader and a writer.
  9. My favorite style of writing is poetry.
  10. My go-to children’s book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.
  11. My favorite childhood memory is acquiring my love of reading through countless hours spent with books!
  12. Growing up, I was sure I would be—Apparently in third grade I was positive I would be a dog groomer, and I distinctly remember in kindergarten wanting to be a dolphin trainer.
  13. My first job was minimum wage with questionable labor practices.
  14. My dream job is a position connected to my passions and community. Or, a dog-grooming dolphin trainer?
  15. I like to spend my free time writing letters—I love snail mail.
  16. The destination at the top of my travel bucket list is—Honestly, I haven’t thought much about traveling since March 2020!
  17. The literary place I’d most like to visit is I’d love to become a tumbleweed at Shakespeare and Company in Paris, France.
  18. If I could move anywhere in the world, I’d live in a place with affordable housing, a thriving art scene, and a caring community.
  19. If I was stranded on a desert island, the three things I would bring with me are a CD player, my Hello Kitty CD case, and unflavored seltzer.
  20. The one song I could listen to on repeat is Lonely in Gorgeous” by Tommy february6 or “Out for the Night” by 21 Savage.
  21. The best gift I ever received was any gift given to me with love and care!
  22. The best gift I’ve ever given is—This is a difficult question because I consider myself quite a fantastic gift giver! I love picking unique, personable gift suited to my loved one’s interests.
  23. If you find me in the kitchen, I’m typically whipping up something delicious from this fantastic cookbook I recently purchased called Snacking Cakes by Yossy Arefi.
  24. If I could try any food from a book or series, it would be—I would want all my meals to be as literarily significant to the plot as Haruki Murakami‘s food descriptions.
  25. The author (dead or alive) I’d most like to spend a day with is the unknown writer of Beowulf.

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