Elliot L. Armitage (age 11)
Dirty brown water cuts this bloody pizza
On one side you’ll get your head chopped off
On the other your head wobbled and tilted
Looking at skyscrapers with names like
The Gherkin The Shard of Glass The Cheese
Grater. I’ll give you a map:
Fact: London has very different dietary needs.
—from 2014 Rattle Young Poets Anthology
Why do you like to write poetry?
Elliot L. Armitage: “When I write poetry, I feel like I empty myself and then I can start myself anew.”