Grand Park sponsored a Bookfest on March 28th 2015 in beautiful Downtown Los Angeles. There were a variety of vendors: Los Angeles Public Library, 826LA, Corner Stone Theatre Company, Red Hen Press, and most importantly Chiwan Choi and Writ Large Press who hired Reading Is Poetry to do book making. We were located near the Main stage where we had the privilege and absolute pleasure of listening to and meeting the Poet Laureate of Los Angeles Luis Rodriguez and Youth Poet Laur
When my friend and fellow poet said those words to me, there was some essence that lived beyond him before and after he ascended. I am a Teacher’s Assistant at the Venice Skills Center (Adult Ed. Dept.) working towards my degree to become a teacher. Rosalie Holloway, my mentor, wanted to see my teaching skills so she assigned a Teacher Directed workshop. She instructed me to teach the students how to interpret poetry and write their own poems using comprehensive poetry tools.