Maybe, There Is Still Hope – Poetry Reading by Melissa R. Mendelson

Performed by Val Cole

Get to know the poet:

What is the theme of your poem?

Even when we are at our worst, there is still a splinter of hope.

What motivated you to write this poem?

We have been invaded with horrific news day after day, and in today’s world, there is a lot of fear and a lot of hate. And I fear that would kill humanity, but then natural disasters happen. And we move past all that monstrosity and remember the most important thing: To be human.

How long have you been writing poetry?

I started writing poetry in middle school and really got into it later in high school.

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

Sam Waterston. Seems like an interesting guy, and he was great in The Newsroom.

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

Words carry weight, but when spoken, that weight resonates more.

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

I have written numerous short stories over the years. A lot of my short stories have been published by various Ezines such as Gadfly Online and Antarctica Journal, and recently, I have self-published a few short stories on Amazon Kindle.

What is your passion in life?



Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox


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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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