I attended the fanciest poetry party ever!
There was a poetry reading by Jamila Woods (she created a cento poem by award recipients), live music (Chicago jazz & blues, and fantastic rock), and chatting with wonderful poets & artists at Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA Chicago).
I met recipients CAConrad, Angela Jackson, and Sharon Olds. They were so warm and kind.
Thank you so much for hosting this cultural event at Poetry Foundation! I am super honored to witness these events in CHICAGO! Currently, the Poetry Foundation is celebrating its 110th anniversary.
And, I was really happy that people recognized my voice from WBEZ91.5 Chicago’s NPR station's poetry week in October. Some people complemented me on my poem, "Lake Michigan".