How are you celebrating National Poetry Month?
On my blog I’ve featured various local and national poets. I was so happy to feature Akilah Toney from Big Class Studio.
- Why is National Poetry Month important?
It’s important because for a month special attention is given to poetry. Recently I was told by a book reviewer that people just don’t buy poetry. However, having a dedicated month reminds the world how important poetry is and will always be in our lives.
- What are you excited about this month? Are there any projects you’re dying to work on this month? Are there any local readings coming up that you want us to know about?
It’s been a good month for me. I submitted poems to three publications. I was a featured poet on NOLA Femmes. I recorded my poem, “The Autopsy Room” to be presented at a women’s conference in London and I had a gig at the CAC. I will be reading at the Shadow Box on the first Sunday in May with a host of other local poets.
And, of course, what is your favorite kind of pizza?
Cheese with Basil and Tomatoes
Kelly Harris is BrassyBrown’s founder/editor. Funky. Forward-thinking. Wife. Stay-at-home-mom. Poet. Literacy Advocate/Teacher. Freelance Writer. Music Lover. Roots for the underdog & never lets grass grow under her feet. She is available for freelance writing, readings and public speaking. Email her at BrassyBrown@gmail.com
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