Award-winning poet francine j. harris says her writing life began in high school, when she started a kind of conversation with her best friend.
Harris says one day her friend asked if she could read a poem she'd written – something she had never done before.
"And it was so weird because I didn't recognize her in it," Harris says.
But it made Harris want to write. She says she called her friend the next day and read her something that she wrote.
"We started doing this back and forth."
Listen to Harris read "The Fat of the Fog Hovers Over," which she says she wrote about Traverse City.