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2021 Massachusetts Poetry Festival - Shared screen with speaker view
[Volunteer] Crystal Valentine _ (She/Her/Hers)
36:34
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Volunteer, Nina (she/her)
38:22
vanilla and pineapple? that's such an interesting combo!
Kate Lassman
39:15
Would flavored coffee count as sweet?
Volunteer, Nina (she/her)
39:40
Always
[Volunteer] Crystal Valentine _ (She/Her/Hers)
40:29
@Kate, Absolutely!!
Kate Lassman
43:54
Thank you!
[Volunteer] Crystal Valentine _ (She/Her/Hers)
43:57
I’m eating Strawberry Mochi. What ice cream is everyone else eating?
Zoe (she/her)
44:20
I'm eating strawberry as well :)
Kaylin
44:33
We’re eating Jeni’s Brambleberry Crisp and Brown Butter Almond Brittle!
[Volunteer] Crystal Valentine _ (She/Her/Hers)
44:50
Wow we are ice cream twins!! @Zoe
[Volunteer] Crystal Valentine _ (She/Her/Hers)
45:05
Thank sound so good Kaylin!!!
Tracy Weener (she/her)
45:11
On the topic of strawberry ice cream, I just had some strawberry soft serve!
Kaylin
45:46
@Crystal It’s so good! Jeni’s has the best flavors
Zoe (she/her)
46:03
@Chrystal Yes, and strawberry ice cream is delicious :)
[Volunteer] Crystal Valentine _ (She/Her/Hers)
46:16
I like how we have similar tastes and a love for strawberry
Zoe (she/her)
46:38
Yes!
[Volunteer] Crystal Valentine _ (She/Her/Hers)
46:57
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Zoe (she/her)
47:27
I can read one at some point
[Volunteer] Crystal Valentine _ (She/Her/Hers)
47:50
We would love to hear one from you @Zoe!
May Kuroiwa
49:13
Favorite flavor: local ice cream parlor's Murtle Turtle -- caramel and crisp crushed toffee-nuts swirled through vanilla cream.
Volunteer, Nina (she/her)
50:21
We love when ice cream flavors are poetry themselves
Kate Lassman
50:24
Sounds yummy!
[Volunteer] Crystal Valentine _ (She/Her/Hers)
50:25
Murtle Turtle is such a good name. That sounds delicious
MP Carver
50:59
I'm just going to throw out there that I think French Vanilla is the best ice cream...classic
Ruby Poltorak
51:24
agreed
Zoe (she/her)
51:46
:)
[Volunteer] Crystal Valentine _ (She/Her/Hers)
53:27
Bold statement MP, and I love it! We should just stick to the classics
Tracy Weener (she/her)
53:28
A wonderful poem!
May Kuroiwa
53:57
Maryland, here.
Kaylin
54:07
Boston!
Zoe (she/her)
54:13
I'm from Colorado :)
Kate Lassman
54:16
I'm tuning in from Waldorf, Maryland.
MP Carver
54:20
oh wow!!
Ruby Poltorak
55:02
Born and grew up in Brighton. I wouldn't live anywhere else than Boston
Zoe (she/her)
57:02
I have to go now but I wanted to say thanks so much everyone! I loved all the poems :)
Volunteer, Nina (she/her)
01:00:26
So talented!
Tracy Weener (she/her)
01:00:32
Thank you!
Kaylin
01:00:36
That was great, Tracy!
[Volunteer] Crystal Valentine _ (She/Her/Hers)
01:01:36
Yay Tracy! Yay Joseph!
Donna K C
01:01:41
no poem yet, but can I share how the ice cream topic is inspiring
Volunteer, Nina (she/her)
01:03:08
I love the imagery!
Kate Lassman
01:03:23
Like the Robert Frost allusions!
Joseph Bova (he/him)
01:03:39
Thank you! He is one of my biggest inspirations!
[Volunteer] Crystal Valentine _ (She/Her/Hers)
01:04:02
BIG love to our nurses!!!!
Volunteer, Nina (she/her)
01:09:14
lol
[Volunteer] Crystal Valentine _ (She/Her/Hers)
01:12:45
Here’s the poem I read if anyone is interested: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/147868/ice-cream-for-i-scream
MP Carver - Festival Director - She/hers
01:13:42
let me know if you'd like to read leena, welcome!!!
[Volunteer] Crystal Valentine _ (She/Her/Hers)
01:13:50
Also, what are everyone’s favorite ice cream TOPPINGS?
Kari H.
01:14:32
strawberries
Joseph Bova (he/him)
01:14:34
hot fudge, whipped cream, and sprinkles!
Tracy Weener (she/her)
01:14:37
I love hot fudge!
MP Carver - Festival Director - She/hers
01:14:41
gummy bears for sure
Kate Lassman
01:14:54
I can't eat ice cream anymore, but I used to love peanut butter chips and whipped cream!
Leena
01:15:12
Thank you! Love to read and I love strawberry!
[Volunteer] Crystal Valentine _ (She/Her/Hers)
01:15:15
I’m loving these toppings!!
[Volunteer] Crystal Valentine _ (She/Her/Hers)
01:15:46
I’ve actually never tried gummy bears on ice cream
[Volunteer] Crystal Valentine _ (She/Her/Hers)
01:16:12
Hot fudge is always a great choice
[Volunteer] Crystal Valentine _ (She/Her/Hers)
01:17:12
@Kate, I can’t eat peanuts (haha it’s like we’re reversed) but I bet it tastes pretty good
Kate Lassman
01:17:45
:)
[Volunteer] Crystal Valentine _ (She/Her/Hers)
01:20:13
This poem is so gorgeous and necessary
Leena
01:20:34
Thank you!
Kate Lassman
01:21:05
That is so cool!
Adriana Grant (she/her)
01:21:31
Ben & Jerry’s New York Super Fudge Chunk, with real, honest-to-goodness whipped cream.
Adriana Grant (she/her)
01:23:14
I’d love the Melt gift card.
MP Carver - Festival Director - She/hers
01:23:26
you got it!
May Kuroiwa
01:24:06
Sorry to say but I have to sign off soon...thank you everyone, enjoy the rest of your festival events!
MP Carver - Festival Director - She/hers
01:24:20
thank you for coming May!
[Volunteer] Crystal Valentine _ (She/Her/Hers)
01:24:27
Thank you for coming May!!
[Volunteer] Crystal Valentine _ (She/Her/Hers)
01:29:33
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MP Carver - Festival Director - She/hers
01:29:38
Thank you everyone!!! What beautiful words!!!!
Joseph Bova (he/him)
01:29:41
Instagram -- @josephgbova
[Volunteer] Crystal Valentine _ (She/Her/Hers)
01:30:02
Thank you everyone for coming!!
Rohit Trivedi
01:30:04
https://www.amazon.com/Fractured-Reality-Rohit-Trivedi-ebook/dp/B07P5L9JFK/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=fractured+reality+rohit&qid=1621119378&sr=8-1
Leena
01:30:11
www.poetrypose.wordpress.com is my poetry blog - you are welcome to stop by!
MP Carver - Festival Director - She/hers
01:30:17
We're so happy to have you join us at the Festivall
Adriana Grant (she/her)
01:30:32
adrianagrant.net
MP Carver - Festival Director - She/hers
01:30:36
that's dedication1
Kate Lassman
01:30:36
Thank you!