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Thoughts on “Living Legacy” by Civic Poet Anastacia-Renee

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As Seattle Civic Poet (and writer, mother, artist and educator), I’ve been thinking a great deal about what it means to be a “Living Legacy.” In the last three Speak to Me Series’, I have posed this question to intergenerational audiences and featured writers and there have been so many answers and interpretations, but one particular amalgamation of the answer seems to be:

Someone who is active and instrumental (publicly or privately) in their community or across communities who in terms of their own style of living, raises the bar and lives an exemplary life that changes and affects and impacts multiple people in positive ways. 

This month I’d like to hear from YOU Seattle on your thoughts about what it means to be a “Living Legacy!” Send me your poems, prose or a hybrid piece to be included in a public display of poetic affection honoring some of Seattle’s Living Legacies and a night of celebration.

Your work will be published on the Seattle Civic Poet Blog and will be chosen as part of the installation of poetry. Stay tuned for the announcement of the amazing nominees chosen by the Seattle community of Living Legacies!

Please send your work between NOW and May 6th to: with “Living Legacy” as the subject heading.

In Peace and Poetry,