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Interview with Morgan Harper Nichols About Her New Book

Morgan Harper Nichols Reveals the Meaningful Inspiration Behind Her New Book, How Far You Have Come

Words sound more like music when they come from Morgan Harper Nichols's pen. She writes beautiful, inspiring poems for her 1.7 million Instagram followers and countless others who've picked up her bestselling first book, All Along You Were Blooming, or her stationery and clothing from her shop, Garden24. Her latest book, How Far You Have Come, was written during the COVID-19 pandemic and was released on April 27.

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Nichols currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband Patrick and their son Jacob. Prior to focusing on her art and poetry, Nichols spent years as a college admissions counselor and later as a full-time touring singer-songwriter and musician. Her artwork is inspired by real connections, as she invites people to submit their stories to her, then she creates a special piece of art and sends it back to them privately before sharing it. This unique, personal way to engage with fans and lift people up at the same time is what sets Nichols apart and makes her work so special.

I know that whenever I'm feeling down, lonely, or anxious about life, I just pay a visit to @morganharpernichols on Instagram to see beautiful flowers, colorful artwork, and poems that are guaranteed to make me feel valued and worthy (you'll probably shed a few tears while reading her words, but in a good way). A recent favorite of mine? "And perhaps things will come together not perfectly, but beautifully, and you will be so glad you chose to believe the timing of it all would be just right."

If you like her bite-size poetry pieces, then you'll love her latest book, which includes a collection of illustrated poems and essays that focus on a familiar route that she's traveled along the southern border of the US Despite the hurt, division, and pain this past year has brought to so many people, Nichols encourages us to look at these moments in another way — with hope for how far we've come.

Keep reading to hear more from Nicholas about her new book, where she gets her inspiration from, and what motivates her in our exclusive interview ahead.

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