Local poet uses her words to get noticed

April 25, 2011

By Melissa Townsend

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(Photo courtesy of Cristina Rutter)

In honor of National Poetry Month, Eight Forty-Eight has been showcasing poems from everyday people with a passion for writing.

You may have seen Betsy Benefield around town, but Chicago is a big, busy city. Everyday we encounter people we’re likely to never actually meet. We’ll never know their triumphs, their difficulties or their hidden talents.

Producer Melissa Townsend introduces Betsy Benefield. Townsend met Benefield through the Neighborhood Writing Alliance.

(Photos by Cristina Rutter)

Music Button: Sven Barth, "InterLewd 6", from the CD The Blow Sven Theory, (The Wonderful Sound)