With gratitude to:

Andrea Nicolay, Director of Libraries, and Maura Deedy, Assistant Library Director, for giving the chair a home and providing enthusiastic endorsement and promotional support.

Cathie Desjardins, Arlington's Poet Laureate, for curating the poems and collaborating with style.

The Arlington Cultural Council and Kimberley Harding for guidance and financial support.

Artists David Allen and Danielle Hart for their inspiring illustrations.

Peter Kuliesis for brains and brawn.

Re Morse for chair hunting and Donna Bottis for finding the radio.

Heather, Lena, and Isla Calvin-Bottis for sitting and sitting some more and more and more.

And, to the poets of Arlington for their beautiful words and voices.

- Emily Calvin-Bottis, April 2018