National Poetry Month Celebration 2015
Acevedo is a National Slam Champion, the 2014 Women of the World Poetry Slam representative for Washington DC (placing in the top twenty-five in the overall competition) and she holds the distinction of being the 2014 Beltway Grand Slam Champion. She lives in Washington D.C. and has been published or has poems forthcoming in The Acentos Review, The Ostrich Review, Callaloo, Poet Lore and The Notre Dame Review.
The daily things, small moments, language that rings in my ear as particularly poetic.
2. What advice do you have for someone that is threatened by poetry?
If you're threatened by poetry, good. That means you're doing it right. Poetry should be threatening. It's scary to explore feelings and untold stories and it requires vulnerability to face those risks and do it anyway. But what better way to understand yourself and the world?
3. Where are you from/Where do you live?
I'm originally from New York City, but I live in Washington DC.
4. Who is your favorite poet?