It’s a real challenge to talk about mental health issues and challenges — even more so when you’re young, when you feel like an “other.”
Marcel Price is tackling that challenge through poetry and spoken word. As “Fable The Poet,” this young Michigander writes about mental wellness. And in his work with Mental Health America, he’s traveling to high schools around Michigan and across the country, helping kids understand their shared struggles.
His new chapbook of poetry is called Adrift in a Sea of M&M’s, and it’s accompanied by #ProjectCastAway, Price’s spoken-word performance of 14 of the poems in the chapbook.
This week, he sat down with Stateside’s Cynthia Canty to talk about how he came to poetry and the work he’s been doing to advocate for mental wellness.