I am blown away. I am inspired. I literally can’t find the words in the English language to convey how awesome it was seeing our students practice their slams for the poetry event this Thursday March 21st. The men have been practicing their delivery and at our last Prisoner’s Poetry session, it really showed.
This Thursday,the 21st, the Prisoner’s Poetry team and a couple other Willamette students will be going in to OSP and sharing their poetry with the inmates. They’ve been looking forward to it for a while now, and I know Rei and I have been too. I’m currently in the process of writing my own entries for the slam, one in English and one in Spanish, so that there’s a little something for everyone. It’s not often that the students get to hear my work so I’m anxious to share with them. I know their standards are really high so I have to make sure it’s my very best!
We’re hoping to get pictures taken so be on the lookout for those! It’s going to be an unforgettable night!