Troy, NY

I came across this and thought it was interesting.
I grew up right outside Troy, NY. (Albany, Schenectady, Troy…)
The idea was to mesh journalism, audio/visual and poetry.
I can’t say that I am a huge fan of poetry, (Using it as a journalistic medium is… interesting. Not sure if it works for a few reasons.) but once again I’m glad people are experimenting and trying new things.

In Verse: Women of Troy

A century ago, Troy, New York, was a thriving industrial capital. Today many of its residents live in poverty. Studio 360’s Lu Olkowski went to Troy with poet Susan B.A. Somers-Willet and photographer Brenda Ann Kenneally to document some of Troy’s stories. They spent a lot of time with a single mother, Billie Jean Hill.

Susan B.A. Somers-Willet wrote a poem about DJ Guerrin, another one of Troy’s single mothers struggling to get by.

In Verse” is Studio 360’s series documenting the lives of the working poor through poetry and photography. It was created by Lu Olkowski and Ted Genoways, editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review.

Harvard’s Narrative Digest goes on to explain more here.

Any thoughts about the piece itself or the mixing of mediums as a whole?
Effective? Trustorthy?