When I was a child, I walked around with cameras for hands.
That subject line is the first line of a new poem I will be reading at the 25th Annual Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Awards, one week from today. Reciting at GBOMA in 2014 was absolutely a highlight of my poetry career, and I'm thrilled and humbled to be in another one of these stellar events. Please get a ticket if you can make it out to Hyde Park at 7 pm on September 18!
Since I've already written about Gwendolyn Brooks and her admirable dedication to Chicago poetry, and since I should walk away from the laptop and start practicing reciting this poem, I'll leave you instead with a link to a poem I've been enjoying a great deal in the last month — "It Happens Like This," by James Tate.
So there you go. Enjoy your travels through that poem with the Prince of Peace, and I hope to see you next week!