This year was full of progress! A few of the things I highlighted in my newsletter (hop on that email list if you're not already on it!) were: 1. I was selected to be one of 12 Jack Straw Writers and it was amazing! Check out our podcasts or get the anthology from the Jack Straw website. 2. "My Bae: America" was a success! My first solo-curated exhibit went down with minimal complications and heeeeeella planning. If you weren't able to attend, check out some of the captures f
"Mythology" There were these women whose beauty was preceded by their sadness (their sorrows took root) & the world placed all of its weight on them with no remorse (their aching branched) & never turned back to see the women ossify (genesis: weeping willows) (And the tales tell that women only transform through grief So where does that leave you, daughter? What branch of heartache does that leaf you in?)
I had the opportunity to read at the local Spot-of-Spots (poetry-wise) with my fellow Jack Straw Writers. I have seen some of the most talented poets bless that space and sat in the audience picturing myself reading at the front of that room. So when we initially got the email asking who was interested in reading, my written response was far more calm than my reaction. I was hype! Even more special than the venue, this coincidentally was the last reading I had with my cohort.