At the "Writing from the Heights" poetry workshop on Monday 9/19 at the Heights main library, local poet laureate Christine Howey invoked Emily Dickinson in asking participants to "tell it slant." Dickinson writes, "The Truth must dazzle gradually / Or every man be blind - ." Telling a story in an indirect, surprising way can often help people see it more clearly and leave a more powerful emotional impact. Howey shared a poem she'd written at the Provincetown Arts Center entitled "The Missing Floor" about being transgender. Participants wrote about unique aspects of living in the Heights -- from the tree outside of Lopez to the way the angled streets meet together to fixing up an old house on Edgehill.
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