Earlier this year, Elgin Mayor David Captain presented me with a proclamation recognizing me as the official Poet Laureate for the city of Elgin. He made the proclamation in front of the City Council and those who were in the audience. I’m honored to serve in this role and to explain the arts culture of the great city of Elgin.
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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