Ground Zero – Poetry Reading by Melissa R Mendelson

Poetry performed by Michelle Alexander

Get to know the winning poet:

POETRY 7 questions:

What is the theme of your poem?

The theme is to not forget because as more time passes, we do forget, sometimes even the worst moments of our life.

How would you like people to respond when they read or watch your poetry reading?

To remember. We need to remember especially in the world that we are living in.

How long have you been writing poetry?

I’ve been writing poetry since high school. I even won a Reflections Award for one of my poems, which might have actually been in the eighth grade. I recently found this certificate buried among other items in the basement.

Do you have a favorite poet?

My favorite author is Stephen King, but as for a poet, I have found a multitude of talent on a website called, HitRecord. The poets there among the many other dozens of artists are amazing and brilliant.

What influenced you to submit to the Poetry Festival and have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

I have written many, many poems over the years. The older ones… Well, some shouldn’t see daylight, but I have seen how my poetry has progressed over the years. And the ones that I have written such as “Ground Zero” have their own voice, which needs to be heard.

Do you write other works? scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?

Yes. I have actually just finished writing my fist novel, Lizardian, and I’ve had a lot of short stories published in the past. Some can still be found on Gadfly Online and others on HitRecord.

What is your passion in life?


About poetryfest

Submit your Poetry to the Festival. Three Options: 1) To post. 2) To have performed by an actor 3) To be made into a film.
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