One of my favorite aspects of being a poet is public readings. They can be nerve wrecking to prepare for, but the joy of seeing an audience interacting with my work makes all of the toil of writing in the darkroom a worthwhile experience. Check out a few video clips of me reading poems back in 2018 with the Teen Writers and Artists Project (or TWAAP).
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I'm an Alabama native living in Chicagoland where I am an English professor at Elgin Community College. I graduated from Belmont University's Honor Program with a journalism degree. I worked as a newspaper reporter at The Tennessean and The Daily News Journal before heading to graduate school. I earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Hamline University. My poem "Pasadena Summer" was published in this summer's edition of Bitterzoet Magazine. I'm the inaugural Poet Laureate for the City of Elgin. My book How to Create a World was released in 2019. I'm also studying Counseling in Liberty University's doctoral program. When I am not studying, writing or teaching, you can find me cooking, sewing or biking. View all posts by Chasity