SAY YES at the Bowery Poetry Club

Say Yes is proud to announce that our December showcase will be at the amazing Bowery Poetry Club!  Join us on December 7th at 6:30 p.m. for a showcase of local New York writers, musicians, dancers, and more.  The ever-phenomenal Ghost Rodeo will play a set after the showcase.  And yours truly will be reading a few new poems for your pleasure!

$6 advance/$12 door, click here to buy your tickets today!

 

I am still a little sister

This is a series of drawings of my brother, John.  Nearly 17 years ago,  I got the news of his death on my 14th birthday.  I recently found some photographs of him online and began this project.   Drawing him and creating these images makes me feel like he and I are in the same room.

From the Brooklyn Book Festival

A few things I picked up from the Poets Tell All talk with Elizabeth Alexander and Tracy K. Smith as they discussed writing about grief:

“I realized I am not the only keeper of family  memories.” -EA

“I am not the first person [to grieve, feel loss, write about loss].”- EA

“a label is like tongs… now we can handle it… diffuse the pain of it.” – TKS