H.L. Polk is a Chicago South Sider and a product of “Kississippi” (her mother was from Kentucky and her father was from Mississippi). She has been a creative writer since grammar school and writes poetry, stories, and speeches. She also journals her thoughts, dreams, and life experiences. She works full time, shares her life with family, and desires to write treasures and treasures of her “unspokiness” in depths of pages to be turned by the public.