Celebrating National Poetry Month

Earlier this month, I did a reading at Gail Borden Library to commemorate National Poetry Month. I also invited a couple of friends to read alongside. Since the event was held in the River Road, we each read poems inspired by the river. Elgin is one of several cities that are nestled along Fox River.

During the reading, I took questions from the audience about how I write poems and the creative process.

I shared new poems for a collection I am working on about Elgin’s early African American residents.

These photos were taken by James Harvey.

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