ACHF Arts Access
To complete a final draft of my second full-length poetry manuscript and develop my poetic voice through a focus on the narrative arc. I will evaluate success based on the successful completion of the manuscript and the execution of an aesthetic shift in my work as a poet. 2: Reach a wider audience of approximately 75 individuals through a public reading of my work as well as through an open poetry workshop. I will evaluate success based on audience attendance at the public reading and at the writing workshop.
I was able to complete, per my grant application intent, a final draft of my poetry manuscript, which is now ready for submission to poetry presses and contests. 2: I gave two public readings as part of the grant project. The first occurred in April 2013 at Form + Content Gallery in Minneapolis (attending: 35 individuals); the second reading occurred in January 2014 at Banfille-Locke Center for the Arts in Fridley, MN (attending 20); I also offered a free writing workshop, which was co-taught with another poet, at the Loft Literary Center in Feburary 2014: The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing. Fifteen people attended this 2.5 hour workshop.