“During the spring of 2017 forty-one young women from my poetry-writing workshops wrote poems to submit to the Words Unlocked poetry-winning contest. Five of those young women had their poems published in the Words Unlocked poetry anthology, including one young woman who tied for 2nd Place honors. Congratulations to all these brave writers! All of these young poets are published here.
This chapbook is the result of the motivation provided by the Words Unlocked poetry-writing contest without the downside of judging, eliminating and ranking the poems.
Thank you to every girl who wrote and shared. What fun I had spending time with each of you!”