Your professional writer is well versed in all styles of poetry (there are more than 50 different types of poetry!
April is National Poetry Month, and there are all kinds of poetry events in the city.
And I’m the Houston Youth Poet Laureate, a position created by Writers in the Schools, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs and Houston Public Library, to lift up young voices.
When I was selected as the YPL in November, that’s exactly what I wanted to do — uplift.
I thought I knew what a poem was — a celebration, a way to honor — and I was going to use it to honor Houston.