It was a misty morning walk on the beach, and tonight, as the snow moon is almost full, I walked in Sarasota with a new friend from a coffee shop to the Florida Studio Theatre to a poetry reading produced by Bookstore 1, Poetry Life, to hear Terrance Hayes and Simon Armitage read their poems in an intimate, sold out theatre. I bought my tickets for this event last December, securing a front row seat. I found the event while looking to see what kind of poetry community lives here in Sarasota. My first week here, I hosted a gathering at Bookstore 1 for the International Women’s Writing Guild, and met a number of local women writers. When I realized Frank couldn’t attend with me tonight I invited a woman I had met at that event to join me. Then, to our surprise, as we took our seats in the theatre, we met another woman writer from our Guild gathering, so the three of us sat in the front row for this remarkable evening of poetry.