I've long had a soft spot for Huntsville. Dating back to 2002, I have been visiting Huntsville to bring spoken word to its high school students, thanks to the team at the Huntsville Festival of the Arts.
Major kudos to Rob Saunders and Suzanne Riverin for inviting me many times over the years - sometimes solo, sometimes with other GTA poets - to inspire the youth there who consistently show immense talent in the arts.
So when the HFA team asked me to write a poem about the festival, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this summer, I immediately said YES! and got writing a short ode to Huntsville and the festival.
Here it is, complemented by lovely illustrations.
And for more info on what HFA does, visit their website.
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