Allow me to introduce myself. Call me Dev. It’s a pleasure to make your acquaintance.
We’ve not met before, but let’s have a brief word, you and I.
It is certainly not my place to post on Candice’s behalf, though the keen eyed among you may have noticed me tinkering and running tests in the background from time to time. But I have a different reason for popping up today.
Recently, as part of Pride Month, Candice was invited to read from SMITTEN This Is What Love Looks Like, for Wednesday Night Poetry. As Candice is not one to blow her own trumpet, I’ve decided to risk a telling off and exceed my remit to point your attention to the newly minted Readings link on the site navigation, under which you can click through to the four poems Candice has selected to read, complete with a foreword and afterword. Alternatively, you could just use this link.
Anyway, please forgive the intrusion—hopefully I won’t get yelled at, you will enjoy the reading, and most importantly, Candice is encouraged to do more—I love the sound of her voice.
NB: Dev created this brilliant webpage and I would never yell at him for anything, least being so kind as to help me. When I was unceremoniously sabotaged by WordPress, Dev helped me create this external website that would feed into WP reader. If not for him, I would be out there in the void. Thank you so much for all you have done. It is true about online reading. I decided to do it because the indomitable Kai Coggin (whose work is in SMITTEN) asked me to for PRIDE. Aside the bad lighting that ages me ten years, I enjoyed supporting the other queer authors in our reading. For the full reading including everyone else, go to Wednesday Night Poetry Arkansas. The longest running poetry reading in the country. Currently hosted by Kai Coggin.