The day after MCing Verselandia! Portland’s first city-wide poetry slam for high school students, World Poetry Slam champion Anis Mojgani visited the Roosevelt High School writing center and met with fifty Rough Riders. “Do you ever run into people who don’t take art and poetry seriously as a job?” asked a student. “All the time,” said Anis. He recommended students make writing “a regular part” of their lives and said, “when I was in high school it took me longer to start doing my homework than to do the homework. Writing is like that.” Anis then performed several spell-binding poems. See him perform by clicking here.