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Local teen, 16, self-publishes book of his poetry


September 9, 2020

IVAN BULTMAN holds a copy of the book of poems that he recently published, after beginning the effort more than two years ago, as an eighth-grader.

After pouring his emotions and life experiences into over 2,000 poems in three years, 16-year-old Ivan Bultman of Sweet Home High School is now a first-time author.

Bultman, who has "loved story-telling" since second grade, self-published his poetry book "Moments I Live" on July 17. Now about to begin his junior year in high school, he started writing the book as an eighth-grader and finished the manuscript only three days before its release. He said "Moments I Live" is "a journey through life's best and worst moments" and was designed to be read from beginning to end, "unlike most poetry...

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