Major Florida Gratitude Post

So much thanks to my hosts at Florida SouthWestern State College, the University of Tampa, and Saint Leo University for the warm welcome!

Though I’m grateful to be home and back with my family and students, the first leg of my Florida Literary Arts Coalition Writer’s Circuit was a memorable trip. What a delight to speak with so many new writers, and to hang out with poetry and fiction colleagues from various institutions. One of my favorite parts of the tour (aside from marveling at the landscape) was getting to feel like a writer among writers again. So much thanks to FLAC, and to all of the organizations and individuals who made this tour a possibility. My heart is as warm as the weather was down there–a sultry 90 degrees with abundant sun.