I’m Kara Knickerbocker, a world wanderer and writer currently residing in Pittsburgh, PA. However, I try to escape the city of bridges and travel as much as I can.
I like to stay active, and I love to eat! But when I was 22, I became hungry for more. After months of dragging myself through an unfulfilling 9-5, I traded my job for a one-way plane ticket to Spain in the summer of 2013 and spent the rest of the year traveling over ten countries in Europe alone.
Here was my plan:
The first two were easy. However, after returning to the States, I had yet to cross off the third item on that list.
I grew up loving poetry and the written word, but never shared my work or truly dedicated time to perfecting my craft. And eventually, I let my passion burn out.
So here’s to finally sharing those experiences I’ve had oceans away, and unveiling words I’ve left unwritten for far too long.
From This Side of the Sun is the compilation of poetry, journal entries, pictures, and experiences, and fragments of language that expel every emotion I’ve ever felt. The name of this blog reflects not only the span of horizons I have seen in countries around the world, but also the distance in which I have come, and am still progressing, as I find my own voice and place in this world. I hope to give you a glimpse into my world, and leave yours forever shaken.
As of the start of 2020, I have traveled to 40+ countries and published two poetry chapbooks. And I’m just getting started!
Thanks for sitting shotgun with me- I’d love to hear from you!
Follow my adventures on Instagram: @fromthissideoftesun.
For my official author bio, publications list, events, and more, please visit my website: www.karaknickerbocker.com.
*Note: All works of writing are original and credited to Kara Knickerbocker, unless stated otherwise. No material on this blog is to be used without permission. All rights reserved.