Orion Intern Is a Poetry Finalist

Amelie Dyzmann, a senior at Miss Hall’s School in nearby Pittsfield, Mass., has been interning at Orion one morning a week since September. She helps with the Reviews department, aided in the organization in the Orion Book Award, and has taken on the project of designing notecards that feature poetry Orion has published. In this vein, Amelie memorized a Mary Oliver poem, “Lead,” for a school-wide recitation contest. Her performance was judged best among all the seniors, placing her in the top four among approximately 200 students. Not bad for someone who speaks English as a second language! Amelie is headed back to her native Germany this month, where she plans to pursue an internship at a theater company in Hamburg. We’ll miss her.