Working with poets is an amazing experience. They take me to places with language and sound I don't normally travel. They open mountain tops and ancient caves with magical vowels, profound insight, and deep emotions (I don't know how else to explain their genius). Even though most of my time with Ntozake Shange was in the studio, working on art projects, doing a live show was a dream come true. In 2014, I hope to work with more poets on artist's books and printmaking projects.