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.

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Ryan Belmore is the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp, LLC. Belmore has led What's Up Newp since December 2012. Belmore also serves as the Sr. Editor - North America for Mountain News - publisher of OnTheSnow. In his spare time, Belmore serves as the Vice President for the Board of Directors at Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors at Lucy's Hearth. Belmore is also a member and supporter of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers. Send questions, tips, and story ideas to