Many customers noticed the mad scramble of handwritten sheets of notebook paper covering the counter recently. Blue Bike staff and volunteers were busy compiling, culling, typing and editing poems written at Burke High School this past fall. (It’s sort of our version of Simon, Randy, Kara and Ellen going through all those polaroids during Idol Hollywood Week.)
The fourth volume of the Burke lit mag, So-Called Whisper is back from the printer. Seven local writers, including BBB owner Jonathan Sanchez, led workshops with 180 kids – It’s called LILA’s Poets in the Schools, a program under the auspices of the College of Charleston.
If you’d like to know how you can help keep the poetry alive, or just to read some great stuff, come pick up a copy at the store. For just a taste, go right here, – don’t miss Carter’s poem.