The City of Aurora appointed its first ever poet laureate earlier this month. The new poet laureate is also a Northern Illinois University alumna.
Karen Fullett-Christensen is most comfortable surrounded by books, like at the Aurora Public Library -- West Branch. She’s written around 3000 poems and has created several collections of her work. She shares these with close friends and family. She flipped through one of her many manuscripts and found a poem to read.
We went out to clean the riverbank,
Big black sacks, heavy gloves, sturdy boots.