Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Sennah Yee : part two

How did you first engage with poetry?

I wrote my first “book” of poetry for a fifth grade assignment – it was called “The Poetic Plump Pig,” and had tons of cheesy poems that all rhymed and were about animals and food. I drew pictures for each poem, too. Then my beloved sixth grade teacher had our class throw a “poetry cafe,” where we had to dress up like hippies/poets (ha!) and read a poem of our choice. I dressed in all black and lit a candle for an extremely overdramatic reading of “The Raven.” I actually didn’t really engage with poetry much after that for awhile – I got more interested in prose, and eventually, screenwriting. I’m happy to have returned to poetry, though!


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