What is Hilltop to you? What neighborhood stories and locations do you think are worth preserving as Hilltop moves into the future? What does it mean to live, work, and play in Hilltop in 2015? We are looking for poets to engage with the history, present, and future of Tacoma’s iconic Hilltop neighborhood.
Chrystal Olson stood outside her Parkland, Washington, apartment on a winter day in 2012 as the few belongings she owned were removed. In the unsettling moments of eviction, she looked at her children’s faces and saw their confusion and pain.
She had been here before, and it was a place she swore to never let herself or her children come to again. If she could just get a little help.