“I thought I would choose beginnings [as a topic] because it seemed appropriate since I just started here at Chemeketa,” said Howard.
In honor of national Count Your Buttons Day on Oct. 21, Chemeketa Press instructional editor Stephanie Lenox read a small collection of poems for Soapbox Poetry.
Jessica Mehta, a poet and author from Oregon, recently came to Chemeketa to share her work with the community.
“Poetry is something that is often overlooked; it’s not something a lot of people are familiar with,” said Allison Tobey, an English instructor at Chemeketa. Chemeketa is changing this through Soapbox Poetry. Throughout the academic year, faculty, staff and community writers at Chemeketa share poetry