Any Bernstein initiated this wonderful project for Baltimore MD high school students to read the Odyssey. It was an honor to meet her and the students last year.
Small factual thing: there is nothing original in my choice not to use English dactylic hexameters: hardly anyone except Rodney Merrill has tried that. Most modern translations are prose (eg Rory) or free verse (eg Lattimore, Lombardi, Fagles). Mine is not.