- The CPS reading last night with Nikky Finney, Tara Betts, and the ladies of the Holyoke Care Center was phenomenal! The energy & passion in that room was just amazing, and, as Tara & Nikky both noted, it was like a continuum, the poetry torch passed down from Nikky to Tara to the talented teen mothers, and then back up again. A night to remember.
- I did manage to finish my poem, but contrary to everything I said, it required a LOT of revision. It’s now 19 lines, versus the 18 lines I left off with, with only a few lines resembling the earlier version. Moral: sometimes I am full of crap.
- Did you know that the reason a baby’s breath is so very sweet is a baby has no teeth? Bacteria causes odor, teeth harbor bacteria, hence, no teeth, no bad breath.