Darrien Hertzler was born in Augusta, Maine as the first child of two military parents who are now divorced, so she has lived in several places. Most of her poetry is usually about her fiancée and the troubles they face in a long-distance relationship. She also writes about other events from her life in which she has experienced abuse, violence, addictions, and unacceptance. She tries her best not to sensor or sugarcoat her world because she feels that it makes it less realistic and less likely to speak to people.
"The Elephant in the Room,"
The Quatrain: Vol. 4
, Article 16.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.latech.edu/quatrain-journal/vol4/iss1/16