creative writing workshops

What the Body Writes

What the Body Writes

I became a writer when I joined spoken word scenes, and participated in high school poetry slams almost 6 years ago. I used to love memorizing a poem so well that I could finally let it out of my whole body, and not just my mouth. I remember reading a poem close to 300 times, aloud in a McDonald's parking lot, before I finally felt ready for it to spill out of me. I remember jumping out of the car and shouting it out by the dumpsters, and walking up and down Stadium Avenue just trying to feel it out.