This morning I opened my email to find this lovely note:
Thank you very much for your good spirit and good work in the name of poetry this past week. I missed the poem-in-your-pocket festivities on Thursday, but went to hear Wes McNair last night and enjoyed his readings and observations immensely.
What a joy to feel appreciated but a bigger joy still to have worked with co-organizers, Evie Katz, and Kathy Koerber, to bring something positive, and constructive to my community.
Throughout the week we brought poetry into the hearts and minds of over 100 neighbors.
Our events provided a stage and microphone for over 25 poets young and old, from those newly embracing the poetic form to professionals and professors.
Events in the schools and libraries served students in grades K-8 and the high school librarians created a beautiful bulletin board for Poem in Your Pocket Day. All these numbers resulted in countless smiles and new friends.
If you are interested in volunteering to help with next year’s festivities, please contact me. annajboll at gmail dot com