Semaj Earl is a 23 year old writer from the Los Angeles area. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles. Her style of work contains pieces that utilize both classic and contemporary writing. Her poetry book From the Ground Up is available now on Amazon and Kindle. Writing poetry since the age of 14 years old, her inspiration draws from the work of Toni Morrison, Alysia Harris, and Andrea Gibson. Most of her pieces center around universal themes such as love or politics. She is currently working on her second book.