His first poem, written in second grade during a particularly uneventful keyboarding class, was about the raindrops just outside the window.
The poem was prized by his teacher and immediately pinned with a red thumbtack to the bulletin board for all to see. At that moment, Joey Reisberg decided to be a poet.
Thursday, the 17-year-old was inducted as one of five National Student Poets by First Lady Michelle Obama in a White House ceremony. The designation is the nation's highest honor for youth poets under a program launched in 2011.
"Joey is one of those rare students bursting with a strong, original voice," said one of his favorite teachers, Rebecca Mlinek...