…Elliot Levy, senior at Harriton High School (yes, you read that right: high school), has won the open mic contest at Milkboy Acoustic Cafe in Bryn Mawr.
Elliot is a senior at Harriton High School.Â He has been writing poetry since his Junior year and started performing at open mics during the beginning of this year.Â He co-founded the Harriton Poetry Club and hopes to compete in the Brave New Voices national competition this summer.Â Besides writing poetry, Elliot plays football and wrestles for his high school team.Â He has two supportive parents and a cat named Winston who inspires him daily.
Elliot will be featured in the November reading, next week, alongside Milkboy regular Joe Roarty.Â In the end, it was a close contest. Our runners up were Betti Kahn and, just one vote behind, Howard Lieberman. I expect we’ll be hearing more from these poets in next years open mics!
Congratulations to Elliot! And thanks to everyone who came out & read in the Milkboy open mic this year. It is because of you that this series is so awesome each and every month. I can’t wait to see everyone next week for our last reading of the year: Thursday November 11, 7pm. Be there!!