Thanks to everyone who came out for Marymount’s annual student-faculty poetry reading, one of the best I’ve had the honor of hosting in my time at Marymount. The student readers, all finalists in the Marymount Poetry Contest, delivered a particularly inspiring rendition of their poems. Courtney Ball, Courtney Dorsey, and Kerry O’Donnell awed the audience with their poems about DC, bar tending,
and egotistical male poets. The faculty readers, who included Michael Boylan, Natalie Girratano (author of Leaving Clean), Susan Mockler ( author of Noisy Souls), and Kirsten Porter, were equally moving. I am extremely grateful to be a part of this poetic community!