April 4, my poetry family. A small group of people integral to my poetry process, responsible for my growth over the past few years, supportive beyond my wildest dreams. I am so incredibly lucky to have these women in my life. They represent a small portion of the poetry community that influenced me and taught me so much. I hope that all you writers out there find others to read your works in progress, whether your friends or family, a library workshop (I used to lead these!), or a group of like-minded writers.