Lindsey Royal Wayland is a poet and a calligrapher based in Port Townsend, Washington.
Wayland wrote her first poem at age six. Wayland believes in letter writing. While Wayland averages seven letters a week, this past February she wrote 70 letters. Wayland has facilitated writing and art workshops for both adults and youth, judged youth poetry contests, she co-founded the Confluence Women Poets, and she is a member of the IAMPETH.
Wayland's work has appeared in Red River Review, Porter Gulch Literary Review, Design*Sponge, The MOON Magazine, The Local, Shelter Publications, and Cordella Magazine.
Wayland is currently working on a book of poems called Bring Your Empty Hands about the space emptiness can embody, the many shapes of soil and how a bone is a prayer.
Photograph by Cody Wayland.