August 14, 2007
This is my friend and teammate, 21-year-old Danny Sherrard,
the 2007 Individual National Poetry Slam Champion:
He’s the one completely wrapped up in pure Seattle joy.
Lots of fingertips missing from this photo.
Gnawed them off during the tie-breaking fourth round of indies.
Danny’s performances were impeccable.
What a necessarily powerful week.
Thank you Mike Henry and Austin for all the time y’all gave us to fill with
belly laughs, the hours of the a.m., sunrise, phenomenal poetry,
Boston, Providence, Denver, Anis Mojgani, Mike McGee and pizza
in the laundry room.
The Opposite of a Band-Aid, Gwendolyn