Apr 30, 2021
When Amanda Gorman took the inaugural stage on January 20th, she inspired the nation with her dazzling vision of hope. She also made poetry cool again. In this episode, eight young poets share their own hopes, inspiration, and poetry in a series of conversations with Bainbridge High School 9th grader, Evelyn Cantwell. Four of them are from Kitsap County, and four attend New Mexico School for the Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. While the two groups are geographically distant, they are bound by their mutual love of truth-seeking and the interplay of rhythm and words.
Claire, a 16 year-old junior at CKHS, hopes to inspire and connect with others through her poems. In her humble opinion, written language is one of the best tools to connect with others and spark change. She hopes to pursue a career in the sciences, enjoys music, and loves reading.
Audrey is a 17-year-old writer and optimist. She’s currently a senior at Bainbridge High School, with tentative plans to pursue urban studies and radio journalism in college. When she's not writing, she enjoys gathering entries for her Good Things List, playing amateur guitar, and hanging out with friends.