Stephanie Boyd

 "Willard Library’s 6th Annual Poetry Slam had the added bonus to have professional poets Kirk Latimer and Gabriel Giron come in and display their expertise in performance! Their performances were dramatic, powerful, and provided content that everyone in the audience could relate to, especially the students. Kirk's background in teaching along with his passion for poetry really shined through during the workshop, while Gabe's suggestions to the performers-in-training were sensitive but honest. The time Kirk and Gabe took to spend with our young people will leave a long lasting impact on our children.  On a side note, one kid did not win during the poetry slam competition, but with Kinetic Affect's help, he jokingly tells me that his performance got him a girlfriend out of the deal."


Stephanie Boyd, Children/Teen Service Librarian Coordinator of Poetry Slam Willard Public Library