Hello friends and colleagues!
A few weeks ago, I attended the Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference in Portland, Oregon. Although it was an exhausting few days, I returned home with a full heart and deeply inspired to get to work on my own craft and writing projects. I went to numerous readings, panels, and keynotes delivered by an incredible array of writers and poets including Martin Espada, Ilya Kaminsky, Kamilah Aisha Moon, Tess Gallagher, Marilyn Chin, Maxine Hong Kingston, Dorianne Laux, Ada Limon, Morgan Parker, Evie Shockley, Dawn Lundy Martin, and many others!
At the AWP book fair, I picked up so many books, I’ve got the rest of the year covered for our Poetry Book of the Month series. I look forward to exploring the work of these amazing writers in the coming months!