From my very first post I wanted to pay homage to the speech which inspired the title of my blog, Ain't I a Woman? by Sojourner Truth. Such a beautiful speech, such a beautiful name, such a beautiful woman. It is one of my favorite pieces. I strive to emulate this style in my own work. Poetic and powerful. Honest and unafraid. Memorable. And I like brevity. It too is beautiful. This is the standard I wish to be held to as I explore the question with you ~ ain't I a writer?
"Obliged to you for hearing me, and I do have a few things more to say..."

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Another Nice Thing

     One more nice thing to share; I was nominated to be the next Poet Laureate of my fair little city. I know it is cliche to say that it is an honor, and I am sure that I won't be selected, but that really is how I feel. Today I submitted the required application package which included five poems and a project proposal, without having any idea who I am competing against and I'll happily support whoever is chosen. Most of all I am just very grateful that we have this program here. This town taught me what it means to be a poet. It is a beautiful thing.
     For more info see www.pplp.org

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