I really did it! I took the train to New York City for the first time in ten years or more and I found my way on the train to Cave Canem. My mom helped me out by driving me down to Brooklyn for the first meeting of the workshop. I’m happy to say I took the train into New York City and with the help of nice people on the street I found the direction I should walk in. Once I did that I found my way to Cave Canem. I took the train to the Final Reading on Thursday night as well and I did not need to ask my mom. Everything worked out really well. Oh I’m so happy. I would take the train home with one of the women I met at the workshop each week. Her name is Rachell Morillo. She is Dominican and she shared a poem a few weeks ago that was really honest and deep. She would walk me to 34th Street Penn Station in the NJ Transit area and then she would walk toward the LIRR to travel home to Long Island.
I am a Black Guyanese woman. I'm thirty nine years old. I went back to college to take Early Childhood Education classes. I want to get a second 48-credit BA degree in Early Childhood Education by 2021. I go to NJCU. I have a BA in Creative Writing from NJCU. I graduated from NJCU in August 2015. I transferred to NJCU from Mercer. I have my AA degree from Mercer in Humanities and Social Science since May 2007. I write poems, I write memoirs, I'm a blogger and I am taking a children's lit course. I love reading memoirs. I also do book reviews from time to time. My favorite poet is Emily Dickinson. I grew up in Ewing, New Jersey. I live in Princeton Junction with my parents! View all posts by TheAyeshaSite