While walking around and talking with writers and poets for a few days, I could see the silky new dreams rolling out. This is just to say to you: keep watching, keep loving, keep singing your poems, friends. It will work.

So grateful for everyone┬áI met at AWP’s annual conference in Washington, D.C. All of us know that empathy and imagination must grow, more and more. For those┬áin education, literary arts and organizations, this falls heavily in our hands. We know.