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Audio Post: SWL Poet Reads "It's Perfect"

Listen in to Sarabande Writing Labs poet Lottie reading her poem "It's Perfect," written during our six-week poetry-writing workshop at Hotel Louisville, a recovery facility and homeless shelter. We think you'll agree it's pretty perfect.

by Lottie J.

My hair is gray
It shines like day

Maximum softness does not require
so much care
It's pure
It sparkles
so find out more

It's like the spring, summer
the barest, the boldest

Feel the evening oils
the rich and healthy skin
no progress would be possible

It's perfect 


"It's Perfect" appears in My Twelve Tools, an anthology of poems written by women enrolled in Sarabande Writing Labs' spring 2014 session at Hotel Louisville. Now you can purchase this beautiful, handmade volume RIGHT HERE! All proceeds support the continuation of the Sarabande Writing Labs program.

Sarabande Writing Labs is an arts education initiative created by Louisville-based nonprofit publisher, Sarabande Books. This program reinforces Sarabande's mission to connect new audiences with literature by reaching out to under-resourced communities through free writing workshops and literary events. Learn more and get involved!