Local poet discovers writing later in life-and is still learning

April 18, 2011

By Melissa Townsend

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Poet Doris Arrington came to writing in her 50s.

In honor of National Poetry Month Eight Forty-Eight is hearing from local poets. Doris Arrington came to writing in her 50s; twenty years later she’s still going strong.

Doris was born in Mississippi and grew up on the South Side of Chicago, where she still lives. She spoke with producer Melissa Townsend about her writing and the story behind one of her very first poems.