An Election – Poetry Reading by Diana Benskin

Performed by Hugh Ritchie

Get to know the poet:

What is the theme of your poem?

The theme of my poem is to portray the cloud of doubt that surrounds this election

What motivated you to write this poem?

The manner in which the PEOTUS attacked a remarkable woman in Senator Hillary Clinton that has done so much for our country

How long have you been writing poetry?

I have been writing poetry since I was a teenager.

If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?

This is a difficult one there are so many people I would love to converse with My list would include Dr. Martin Luther king Jr, Jesus Christ, Harriet Tubman, President Obama, Bob Marley, Oprah Winfrey, My first African ancestor taken that was kidnapped and brought into slavery. Henceforth since I am confined to only choosing one it would be Maya Angelou

What influenced you to submit to have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

To be a voice for those who cannot speak or are afraid to do so

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

Yes, I am in the process of releasing a collection entitled Spoken words from the mouth of this Babe

What is your passion in life?

Hmmmm, I have many, but writing, and a desire to learn to play the piano is one and to enlighten the younger generation also

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