Denver County Fair!

AfA-FairThankful Thursday: Power
by Drew Myron

“At what’s been dubbed the ‘craziest county fair in America,’ pies and pigs mix with zombies, drag queens, and crazy cats (Lil Bub!). In the whirl of all this, poetry sings. And as Director of Poetry (I love this title), I get to orchestrate all kinds of fun: a poetry contest, a poetry performance, and a poetry booth. Along with the contest, the Poetry Performance featured powerful readings by youth poets from Art from Ashes.

‘I’m a recovered addict,’ Tyler told the audience. ‘Poetry transformed my life.’

‘I just had my last day of chemo,’ announced Vaniesha. ‘Poetry gives me strength.’

Their words burned up the stage and ignited energy.”

Read more here by Drew Myron about AfA’s presentation at the Denver County Fair in July!