The Incredible Poetic Journey of Kristen Hoggatt

The incredible story of poet Kristin Hoggatt. She survived a terrible accident with brain damage, which affected her language center, but still became a poet and ESL teacher.

On The Great Silk Road

Kristen Hoggat, of the Ask a Poet column at the Smart Set, gives us a glimpse into her life when she volunteered for the Peace Corps after recovering from a tragic car accident that killed two of her closest friends. She went from Arizona to Uzbekistan, hearing of Tamerlane and visiting Samarkand. It’s a beautiful story. I loved it.