Ravyn Ark (Rei) is a creative soul to her core. She penned her first poem in middle school and drew her first drawing when she was a toddler. Creating is not only her go-to mode of self-expression, 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 published in numerous publications both online and in print (Women's Spiritual Poetry, Mystic Living Today, Witches 'n Pink, etc.) and she has authored several books under another pen name. Additionally, she obtained a Bachelor’s degree (with honours) in Creative Writing in 2012.
In 2019, Ravyn launched Her Words Heard, an initiative that amplifies womxn’s voices by showcasing their poetry on social media and offering sisterhood to those who have felt unheard for far too long. When she isn’t writing or reading poetry, she is editing and critiquing it as a freelance poetry book editor. During her free time, she enjoys taking long walks in the forest, watching anime, practicing Zen meditation, or spending quality time with her husband and Siamese cat.
Above all, Ravyn Ark is a multifaceted creator, mystic, advocate, and abuse survivor with a lifelong vision to impart people with hope, healing, compassion, and an unshakable sense of empowerment. To read or listen to her poetic outpourings, follow her on Instagram (@sunrei_poetry).