National Poetry Month Celebration
Poem (previously published in Bourgeon)--
I represented the state of Connecticut in the national spelling bee when I was in eighth grade. I still remember the word that I lost on... "introuvable."
Where are you from / Where do you live?
I was born and raised in Connecticut and have been calling DC home for the past 8 years.
Who is your favorite poet?
I don't have a favorite poet or poem but, in honor of all the great poetry that exists, I like to periodically memorize another poet's poem and share it at open mics. One of my recent favorites in that regard is "Family Jewels" by DC poet Essex Hemphill.