I thought AJ Pine's presentation was very interesting. She talked about how as an author you can get rejected multiple times before anything good happens. I also learned that the process of publishing, or even getting a publisher can be difficult an many hopeful authors will never publish anything. This made me gain a lot of respect for authors, in regards to their perseverance.
third hours Tyehimba Jess was really incredible. the time it took to write such complicatedly formated poems, and with the drive in his voice to read them, it was truly awe inspiring. it was definitely one of my favorites this week
Tyehimba Jess shared a couple of his poems from Olio that had a unique format. The lines in the poem were able to be read basically in any direction or order and still make sense. Jess was able to use this format to explain the story of conjoined twins and it gave the listeners inspiration on how to write their own poem in that format.