Poetry Out Loud!
Recently, I learned that “Fairy Tale with Laryngitis and Resignation Letter,” a poem from my ninth book of poetry, Wild Kingdom, was listed as an approved text for Poetry Out Loud, the national poetry recitation competition. And only today I learned that a South Dakota senior, Rahele Megosha, who was named the 2021 Poetry Out Loud National Champion with a performance of this very poem. Her reading of “Fairy Tale with Laryngitis and Resignation Letter” is so perceptive and thoughtful, really lovely. If you’re interested in seeing her recitation, you can watch a video of her here. And here’s an article about Poetry Out Loud. Congratulations, Rahele! And thank you for treating my words with such grace and insight.