This is the quote I always think of if I wonder why I don’t write poems anymore. But it turns out I’ll write just about anything when money is on the line: A few months ago I entered an arts contest sponsored by FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake and ended up writing a poem instead of an essay. And I ended up as a finalist, which means I get to go to the main event Friday to read the thing out loud and see if I won.

Join me! I’ll be wearing a hat and trying not to freak out about “young girl poetry.”