In the spring of 2005, I met and became friends with Theresa Antonia when she dropped by Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock as I coached kids for the "Life Through My Eyes" youth poetry jam. She donated her film, services, and time to snap promotional photos that year and the next and made all the youth feel like stars.
I discovered Theresa Antonia was a "closet" poet and invited her to read her poems in celebration of National Women's Month at Rosamarķa Marquez' Rock Rose Art Gallery, where I had been invited to host an evening of performance art. Theresa Antonia was so inspired by her launch onto the poetry scene that in July of 2005, she opened and hosted the first of many poetry reading series, one of which was at the Mudpuppy coffee shop in Highland Park, to provide a place where poets could create "community." This anthology honors the poets who were first featured, and Theresa Antonia gave me the opportunity to co-edit the volume with her.
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