A short poem

That’s what’s being published today through The Domino Project.

Poetry has always been important to me, as I grew up in a household where Langston Hughes was quoted in the car, and the memorization of short poetic works came as second nature.

In college, I helped found an Urban Arts Organization (it was essentially a poetry troupe, but we were in college and “urban arts” sounded more sophisticated…) and enjoyed both writing and performing my work.

Sarah Kay’s book is special because so much care was taken to preserve her art. (It also tickles me to see spoken word at TED, but that’s beside the point.) Her poem is beautiful, timeless, and it’s hard to imagine that Sarah isn’t 45.

Such poise and grace and talent and class.

It also happens to be the last hardcover released under the Domino imprint, which brings this past year into focus for me.

Yes, almost twelve months have passed since I read the post that changed everything. I’ve written about the experience here (and here) as well.

What a year.

Willie Jackson is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Consultant & Facilitator with ReadySet, a boutique consulting firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a frequent writer and speaker on the topics of workplace equity, global diversity, and inclusive leadership. Connect on LinkedIn or get in touch.

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