It makes sense that in an era of tweets, Instagram and push notifications, poetry would make a comeback. The art of packaging worlds of meaning into succinct turns of phrase is perfect for the age of ever-shortening attention spans. It could be one reason the number of adults - and young people - reading poetry is higher than it’s been in over 15 years. We’re celebrating National Poetry Month with Poetry Out Loud champion Rose Hanson and nationally acclaimed poet Kwame Alexander.

Kwame Alexander - Newbury Medal-winning author, poet and publisher. He is the author of The Undefeated.

Rose Hansen – Sophomore at Norwell High School and the 2019 Massachusetts State Poetry Out Loud Competition champion.