“My piece is merely a collection of poems I wrote. I made them as personal as possible.”

What Ari Rappaport said about his YMP/SFAI Summer Intensive piece is quite the understatement.  While it is a collection of poetry, there is nothing ‘mere’ about them. The philosophies Ari dives into are nothing short of extrodinary- through his poems he creates worlds of wonder about the most fundamental ideas of how to live.

Enjoy the poetic philosophies of Ari Rappaport!

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What If

In this piece, Ellie Evans, a student from the New Mexico School For The Arts, asks the question: What if?  What if the world were different?  This imaginative and poetic piece challenges our current understanding of the world around us. Her simple yet beautiful questions pull the rug out from underneath listeners- what if old is young… or what if we all understood basic human rights?