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PULLMAN WASH.- Like many students, Washington State University senior Makenzie Campbell is celebrating the start of a new school year, but that’s not the only thing she has to celebrate.

At the age of 21 Makenzie has just released her third poetry book “Rooms of the Mind”. 

“I got into writing in general when I was seven, but I think the poetry part came when I didn’t really have another way to express myself because I’m more of an introvert,” Makenzie said.

Makenzie’s first two books “2 a.m. Thoughts” and “Nineteen” have sold over 125,000 copies, and although these books share some similarities with her third book, she is excited to show a new side of herself in “Rooms of the Mind”.

“A lot of it is about relationships with other people but also there is a good portion that that is a relationship with myself, because I think that this past year I’ve gone through a lot of self growth and it’s reflected in my poetry, so that’s something that is a little different from the other books that i’m really appreciative of,” Makenzie said. 

“When I watch her write and really put her whole heart into these books it really just makes me happy to see that she has this outlet that she can go to and she can impact so many people,” Brenna Sather, friend of Makenzie said. 



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