For the West Seattle Favorite Poem Project we welcomed our first ever youth reader, Mihna Born, a West Seattle high school student who read an untitled poem by Rupi Kaur that began with the line “i want to apologize to all the women i have called pretty…” The poem reminded us that beauty is not as important as intelligence, kindness or bravery, which is why Mihna told us she chose this poem as a favorite. Also noteworthy is the fact that Mihha, her mother Reya and her father Maketa have all three read their favorite poems at WordsWest!
Floating Bridge Press’s Michael Schmeltzer attended the event and offered some incredible poetry giveaways! Not only that, but 2019 is Floating Bridge Press's 25th anniversary! Writers note: Floating Bridge's chapbook contest is open until March 15, 2019.
Podcast excerpts are below.