Pouring everyday struggles and realities into poetry

April 4, 2011

Produced by Melissa Townsend

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April is National Poetry Month. Throughout the month, 'Eight Forty-Eight' will feature different approaches to the genre.

April is National Poetry Month. Over the next month, Eight Forty-Eight will celebrate by bringing you poems written by local everyday people. The series kicks off with a selection from The Neighborhood Writing Alliance. The group runs a network of writing workshops around the city. For WBEZ, Melissa Townsend offers a sense of what it's like to be a part of the action.