#HFGather: A Poetry Chat with Nikki Grimes and Sarah Aronson

Apr 8, 2020 | Black Voices, HFGather, Inspiration, Poetry

Today’s #HFGather was a special National Poetry Month treat! Host Sarah Aronson had a powerful chat with Nikki Grimes about:

  • Using poems to shake things loose
  • Feeding your poetry and writing with visual art, which involves seeing in new ways
  • Embracing silence in your life and your writing
  • Allowing yourself space to breathe, especially right now
  • Giving yourself a few days to react when you get edits on a manuscript
  • Making emotional connections with your readers
  • Challenging yourself with trying different forms of poetry

Do NOT miss Nikki’s reading of her poem “Isolation Station,” from her memoir Ordinary Hazards, near the end of the webinar: goosebumps!

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Thank you to our faculty for this Guest Post!

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