Writers/Poets

Poet Yona Harvey

Yona Harvey is a 37-year-old poet and professor.  In this video, Yona reveals her creative process and discusses the difficulty adjunct professors face in accessing health care.  Read our companion article at Huffington Post , “The War Against Poets and Adjuncts: Is Obamacare Enough?”

Produced, directed, and edited by Julie Sokolow
Cinematography and camerawork by Tim Murray

 

Fiction Writer Chuck LeGros

Chuck LeGros  is a 22-year-old writer and recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.  In this video, he introduces us to his typewriter collection, reads an excerpt from a novel in progress, and tells us about his mother’s health care struggle.

Video produced, directed, and edited by Sarah Huth
Camerawork and cinematography by Asher Marie Coffield

 

Poet Michelle Stoner

Michelle Stoner is a 35-year-old poet whose collection Flats and Riots has been said to inspire “true visceral living”.  In this video, Michelle talks about her creative process and reads a poem inspired by a friend’s critical health care struggle.

Video produced, directed, and edited by Julie Sokolow

 

Journalist Robert Isenberg

Robert Isenberg is a 32-year-old journalist and photographer (as well as a poet, novelist, playwright, and actor).  In this video, he tells us about the inspiration behind his book The Archipelago and discusses the precariousness of being an uninsured travel writer.

Video produced, directed, and edited by Julie Sokolow

 

Creative Nonfiction Writer Anna Rasshivkina

Anna Rasshivkina is a 24-year-old photographer and writer of creative nonfiction.  In this video, Anna reads a piece about her parents who grew up in the Soviet Union, shows off her photos of flies taken through the lens of a microscope, and tells us about how her friends struggle with the current health care system.

Video produced, directed, and edited by Julie Sokolow

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