Qui Vive! News
Lies I’ve Told
Qui Vive! Poets Take Center Stage at Spring Reading. The reading was held at Cliveden on June 3, 2009.
Congratulations to Qui Vive! poet, Sam Ritz, for winning first place in his age group in the Montgomery County Poetry WITS 2009 youth poetry contest. You can read Sam's winning poem, "Lies I've Told," below. Sam has been writing with Qui Vive! for nearly a year and wrote his winning poem during our Fall after school poetry workshop.
by Sam Ritz
Johnnie Walker is a sixteenth century theologian
The corner in Amsterdam is on the right, not on the left
Coffee turns the color of Concord Grapes when mixed with the
elixir of life
The Chinese did discover baseball caps.
God is currently under the guise of a street pigeon. in may he
will return under the guise of a Number Two pencil given at
the Empire State Building gift shop.
I currently teach at Walcey Prep under the guise of Holden
I read And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Donald Rumsfeld is running for office in 2012
Cellophane is the material used to make pen nibs.
At five thirty in the morn, I place my silken balloon scarf and
gloves, my woolen hat and coat, and my chest high boots to
explore the north.
Qui Vive! on the Radio
Qui Vive! Co-Director, Leif Gustavson, and student poet, Nick Dekker, appeared on Germantown Radio on April 28th to talk about Qui Vive! and read several poems. If you missed the show, click here to listen to the podcast.