Springfield vs. Shelbyville Poetry Slam - Meet the Poets

Arlene Hassan

Representing Team Springfield, Arlene is sure to bring some kind of contained chaos to the stage on January 27th. Her poetry is potent, honest, and brimming with sensual imagery. Join us as we cheer her on!

1)    How would you describe your poetry?

I write poems? They sure as heck don’t rhyme. I think I have a feminist perspective on the world and that leaks into my writing. I’ve also been told I’m angry on stage.

2)    What is your favourite place in the Valley?

I haven’t been to that many places in the valley, Knox Mountain? Is that in the Valley?

3)    Which Simpson character are you most like?

I wanna say Bart, but I know I'm Lisa. Occasionally Maggie, when I need to shank someone.

4)    Who is your favourite poet?

I haven’t got a favourite poet; I think I have people I'm enjoying reading now, but names that frequently come up include: Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Sharon Thesen. Arleen Pare’ is a new one.

5)    Safari or Chrome? Mac or PC?

Chrome. Mac.

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