On day one (yes! April Fools’ Day!) I performed at Boundary Bay Brewery in one of my favorite poetry towns, Bellingham, Washington.
After reading both prose and poetry about my foolish young self in love, I was awarded the prize for “most eloquent reader”, by author Tom Robbins, which sort of made my evening.
What made this night extra special however, was that it was a fundraiser to benefit Rooted Emerging, which is a Nonprofit whose mission is connecting caring professionals & mentors to youth of puberty age in a community-focused rite of passage.
As a former middle school counselor who understands how important it is for this age group to be supported by adults who can help navigate all the scary and beautiful changes happening in their lives, I was truly impressed with not only the program, but as usual by the community support Bellingham provided.
In honor of Tom Robbins, I wore my “cowgirl” dress. Though these cowgirls don’t have the blues!
Anyway, it was a great way to start National Poetry Month. More later on what I will be doing the rest of the month.
Yours in poetry,