In honor of April being National Poetry Month, I catch up with Edward J Siegal, a local poet, about poetry and the things that inspire him to create on What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK Newport. During the podcast, you’ll also hear a few of his locally-inspired poems.

Michelle Theroux Siegal, his wife, and a local musician. also joins the program and shares how she has created music from Ed’s poetry and entertains us with a song as well.

Tune into What’sUpNewp Radio Edition with Ryan Belmore every weekday at 1 pm on AM 1540 WADK. It’s where to get the scoop on what’s happening, new and to do in Newport County and across Rhode Island. Special guests, interviews, entertainment, commentary and more make this a can’t-miss hour of live and local radio.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).