Every working day during the thirty day period of April, KUOW is highlighting the do the job of Seattle-centered poets for Countrywide Poetry Month. In this collection curated by Seattle Civic Poet and Ten Thousand Issues host Shin Yu Pai, you are going to come across a choice of poems for the intellect, heart, senses, and soul.
In “Sacred Bowl”, Samar Abulhassan contemplates the dwelling record of the the DeCharlene Salon, a Black-owned shop with more than 50 several years of being in company in Seattle’s Central District. In the course of the pandemic, the rapport that Abulhassan recognized with the granddaughter of the salon’s first owner assisted her to experience linked to other individuals and herself.
Samar is a poet and educating artist residing in Seattle. She’s a Hedgebrook alum, Jack Straw Writer and holds an MFA from Colorado Condition University. She’s labored with Seattle Arts & Lectures’ Writers in the Schools because 2008, and for Hugo House’s Scribes method and the Skagit River Poetry Basis since 2010.