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myStanza is dedicated to the spoken word. It's no secret that students of all ages and from all walks of life in today's world have difficulty understanding and appreciating the classic works of the world's cultures because so many of the great works were never meant to be read in isolation.
They were meant to be seen and heard.
The simple act of bringing classic poems, essays, letters and speeches to life in the unique delivery format of portable video, presents an indispensable tool for the dedicated teachers in the Humanities and English as a Second Language.



John Farrell, a co-founder and Managing Director of myStanza, is a veteran producer and director with over twenty years of experience delivering content for the higher education market, in particular for such publishers as Simon & Schuster, Houghton Mifflin College Division and Cengage Learning Company. He has also produced programs for the medical school and continuing medical education market, for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School in particular. A published author and science writer, his articles have appeared in Salon, Skeptic, The London Tablet, Cosmos, National Review and TCS Daily.

John Crowley is a co-founder of myStanza. He was previously a vice president at WGA Insurance Brokers, a top 50 global brokerage and a senior broker for the direct sales arm of Chubb & Sons. He is also on the board of directors of the Lower Commonwealth Guarantee Company, a Toronto based Reinsurance Company and autocentive.com, a Boston headquartered voluntary benefits provider start up.