On February 1st, my very first chapbook, “Letter to 20,” was release by the Poet’s Haven Press. Last weekend, I was honored to be the featured performer at Canton’s First Friday Poetry Spectacular to help celebrate the release of the book. It was the first time I was a main feature at a show and the first time I had performed in the Canton/Cleveland area. In fact, last Saturday, I also featured at a Writing Knights show in Cleveland– another great show. Many thanks to Vertigo Xavier and Azriel for welcoming me to their venues.
It’s always interesting to see a different poetry scene. I love hearing different voices and stories that are unique to a particular area. You can also see how the people of a particular are influenced by each other’s styles. I enjoyed listening as much as performing last weekend. I hope to be able to do it again.
It really does feel like a dream-come-true to see an entire book with my name on it. It is something that, for a long time, I didn’t think was going to happen. I didn’t know if I had enough story in me to tell. I didn’t know if I had enough eloquence to tell it. Well, I do. And I have more in me; I haven’t even begun to write!
In case you are wondering, you can purchase my book “Letter to 20,” here. You even get to choose what color you want your cover!