Poetry Out Loud, the national recitation contest, inspires local high schooler Phiona Raffington to plunge into words and create community among her peers.
It's no monster, but Storyzilla is definitely giving the traditional definition of storytelling a good shake-up.
Poet Antonia Mathew says a poem begins with a tap on the shoulder from the muse. Helen May describes the impetus as more of a kick from her surroundings.
Well honed stories, thoughtful poetry and the excitement of "poetry on demand"
Lawson reads her poems "Il Medico Della Peste: The Bearer of Bad News," "Santa Margherita" and "Palazzo Grassi."
Indiana poet David Watters reads "Little Forget-You-Not," "Stillborn," "American Gospel," "Don't Ask," and "The Great Distances."
O'Neill reads "Anniversary Poem for Ann," "Tectonic of Love," "Photograph: Father and Grandfather Fishing the Pier at Michigan City, and "One Month After."