Where I’m From

In 1993, Poet Laureate George Ella Lyon created a list poem as a playful exercise. She listed items, expressions, even smells from her past. When she was finished, she realized this was an exercise that stirs deep feelings. Thus, she created the “Where I’m From” poetry project. Today, UCF members Sarah Sutherland, Marty Newcomb, Tom Wentworth, and Meganne Smith share their own original “Where I’m From” poems. As UCF moves forward into a new building and into the future, we all are meditating on where we come from and where we are going.