Dreams come true!😭 Yesterday at the Library of Congress I met with its Poetry Center and Young Reader's staff. I signed their diary, which they've kept since the 50s with other signatures from the likes of Gwendolyn Brooks ( #shero)
😱I literally got tingles all over my body when talking in the office for the historic Poetry Consultant, now Tracy K Smith, which overlooks the Capitol building. And of corse I'm a huge #nationaltreasure
fan so getting a personal tour of the Main Reading room (as well as childishly acting out a few scenes) was a major highlight #nicholascagesbestmovie.
The amazing LoC poetry team is full of dedicated and genuine GLADIATORS @robertncasper @annecholmes
. I'm so excited to be working and connecting with the Library of Congress as the Inaugural US Youth Poet Laureate to promote the role of youth in American literature. Thanks for the invite, I can't wait to collaborate. Stay tuned! #usyouthpoetlaureate #literacy #dowrite