March 06, 2024

Talking With Poets: Mary Panza & Charlie Rossiter at Poets Speak Loud

Thom Francis welcomes Mary Panza and Charlie Rossiter to Poets Speak Loud stage at McGeary’s for the annual Tom Nattell Memorial Reading and Beret Toss on January 28, 2019.

Mary Panza was the host for the long-running Poets Speak Loud series, shared a newer piece “No One Escapes the Pain of Being a Person” then on to a couple of older pieces, the memoir of herself over time “Those Black & White Photos,” and then her response to an interviewers question “Why Poetry?”

Charlie Rossiter, who runs a monthly open mic in Bennington, read a poem “On Reading My Brother’s Facebook Post” pondering his childhood and the mentality of Trump supporters.

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