Come to hear great poetry and see/hear Ed Cameron channel his inner Bruce Springsteen...I promise it will be edgy;-). Will it be Born to Run, Thunder Road, The Rising or something completely different?
From the High School Press Release:
Newburyport High School is revving up for National Poetry Month in April. For the past 11 years, the creative writing class has sponsored the Favorite Poem Project of Greater Newburyport.
The brainchild of former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, the National Favorite Poem Project was launched in 1997 to celebrate the sheer pleasure of poetry with the public at large. Pinsky put out a call for favorite poems and received 18,000 responses from Americans of diverse regions, ages and backgrounds. "While our local attempts have not been quite so fruitful, we have managed to get a good response from an interesting cross-section of our community every year," says NHS English and creative writing teacher Deborah Szabo.
"In the past, we have particularly enjoyed hearing from our elected leaders and other people of prominence in our community, as well as children, retirees, teachers, students, parents, ‘townies,’ recent immigrants, business people, clergy, artists, and most anyone else," Szabo says.
A representative sample of poems will be chosen for a public reading on Sunday, April 27 at 3 p.m. at the Firehouse at the conclusion of the Newburyport Literary Festival. Poems may be old or modern, famous or obscure, English or another language with a translation, but they should not be written by Favorite Poem Project participants.