Lydia Poitras
Lydia Poitras, age seventeen, is a senior at Newfound Regional High School who is passionate about literature (particularly sci-fi), and nature. Lydia has been a fiction and poetry reader at Under the Madness Magazine since June of 2023, and is a two-time published author for Young Authors U.S. Annual Showcase (2022-2023). Additionally, as a member of her school's literary magazine, Lydia has come to cherish the unique voices of each individual writer, and marvels at the emotional capacity that carefully crafted diction can provide. Lydia looks forward to reading the monthly submissions submitted by fellow aspiring, teen authors. Happy writing!

A magazine for teen writers—by teen writers. Under the Madness brings together student editors from across New Hampshire under the mentorship of the state poet laureate to focus on the experiences of teens from around the world. Whether you live in Berlin, NH, or Berlin, Germany—whether you wake up every day in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North or South America—we’re interested in reading you!