Poetry

Goodbye 2020 by Vanessa

Feb 2, 2021

Students in Ms. McCracken’s literature classes at Roaring Fork High School were asked to write sonnets to memorialize and say good-bye to 2020.  They were to highlight what they were ready to leave behind, what they learned, and what they are looking forward to in 2021.  We hope you enjoy their creativity and thoughtfulness expressed in a form that has inspired poets since the 13th century.

Goodbye 2020 by Sienna

Feb 2, 2021

Students in Ms. McCracken’s literature classes at Roaring Fork High School were asked to write sonnets to memorialize and say good-bye to 2020.  They were to highlight what they were ready to leave behind, what they learned, and what they are looking forward to in 2021.  We hope you enjoy their creativity and thoughtfulness expressed in a form that has inspired poets since the 13th century.

Goodbye 2020 by Sarah

Feb 2, 2021

Students in Ms. McCracken’s literature classes at Roaring Fork High School were asked to write sonnets to memorialize and say good-bye to 2020.  They were to highlight what they were ready to leave behind, what they learned, and what they are looking forward to in 2021.  We hope you enjoy their creativity and thoughtfulness expressed in a form that has inspired poets since the 13th century.

Goodbye 2020 by Ruthie

Feb 2, 2021

Students in Ms. McCracken’s literature classes at Roaring Fork High School were asked to write sonnets to memorialize and say good-bye to 2020.  They were to highlight what they were ready to leave behind, what they learned, and what they are looking forward to in 2021.  We hope you enjoy their creativity and thoughtfulness expressed in a form that has inspired poets since the 13th century.

Goodbye 2020 by Robin

Feb 2, 2021

Students in Ms. McCracken’s literature classes at Roaring Fork High School were asked to write sonnets to memorialize and say good-bye to 2020.  They were to highlight what they were ready to leave behind, what they learned, and what they are looking forward to in 2021.  We hope you enjoy their creativity and thoughtfulness expressed in a form that has inspired poets since the 13th century.

Goodbye 2020 by Maddie

Feb 2, 2021

Students in Ms. McCracken’s literature classes at Roaring Fork High School were asked to write sonnets to memorialize and say good-bye to 2020.  They were to highlight what they were ready to leave behind, what they learned, and what they are looking forward to in 2021.  We hope you enjoy their creativity and thoughtfulness expressed in a form that has inspired poets since the 13th century.

Goodbye 2020 by Lorena

Feb 2, 2021

Students in Ms. McCracken’s literature classes at Roaring Fork High School were asked to write sonnets to memorialize and say good-bye to 2020.  They were to highlight what they were ready to leave behind, what they learned, and what they are looking forward to in 2021.  We hope you enjoy their creativity and thoughtfulness expressed in a form that has inspired poets since the 13th century.

Goodbye 2020 by Lily

Feb 2, 2021

Students in Ms. McCracken’s literature classes at Roaring Fork High School were asked to write sonnets to memorialize and say good-bye to 2020.  They were to highlight what they were ready to leave behind, what they learned, and what they are looking forward to in 2021.  We hope you enjoy their creativity and thoughtfulness expressed in a form that has inspired poets since the 13th century.

Goodbye 2020 by Letey

Feb 2, 2021

Students in Ms. McCracken’s literature classes at Roaring Fork High School were asked to write sonnets to memorialize and say good-bye to 2020.  They were to highlight what they were ready to leave behind, what they learned, and what they are looking forward to in 2021.  We hope you enjoy their creativity and thoughtfulness expressed in a form that has inspired poets since the 13th century.

Goodbye 2020 by Leah

Feb 2, 2021

Students in Ms. McCracken’s literature classes at Roaring Fork High School were asked to write sonnets to memorialize and say good-bye to 2020.  They were to highlight what they were ready to leave behind, what they learned, and what they are looking forward to in 2021.  We hope you enjoy their creativity and thoughtfulness expressed in a form that has inspired poets since the 13th century.

Goodbye 2020 by Jessica

Feb 2, 2021

Students in Ms. McCracken’s literature classes at Roaring Fork High School were asked to write sonnets to memorialize and say good-bye to 2020.  They were to highlight what they were ready to leave behind, what they learned, and what they are looking forward to in 2021.  We hope you enjoy their creativity and thoughtfulness expressed in a form that has inspired poets since the 13th century.

Goodbye 2020 by Isabella

Feb 2, 2021

Students in Ms. McCracken’s literature classes at Roaring Fork High School were asked to write sonnets to memorialize and say good-bye to 2020.  They were to highlight what they were ready to leave behind, what they learned, and what they are looking forward to in 2021.  We hope you enjoy their creativity and thoughtfulness expressed in a form that has inspired poets since the 13th century.

Goodbye 2020 by Grace

Feb 2, 2021

Students in Ms. McCracken’s literature classes at Roaring Fork High School were asked to write sonnets to memorialize and say good-bye to 2020.  They were to highlight what they were ready to leave behind, what they learned, and what they are looking forward to in 2021.  We hope you enjoy their creativity and thoughtfulness expressed in a form that has inspired poets since the 13th century.

Goodbye 2020 by Ava

Feb 2, 2021

Students in Ms. McCracken’s literature classes at Roaring Fork High School were asked to write sonnets to memorialize and say good-bye to 2020.  They were to highlight what they were ready to leave behind, what they learned, and what they are looking forward to in 2021.  We hope you enjoy their creativity and thoughtfulness expressed in a form that has inspired poets since the 13th century.

Goodbye 2020 by Ana

Feb 2, 2021

Students in Ms. McCracken’s literature classes at Roaring Fork High School were asked to write sonnets to memorialize and say good-bye to 2020.  They were to highlight what they were ready to leave behind, what they learned, and what they are looking forward to in 2021.  We hope you enjoy their creativity and thoughtfulness expressed in a form that has inspired poets since the 13th century.

Goodbye 2020 by Alexa

Feb 2, 2021

Students in Ms. McCracken’s literature classes at Roaring Fork High School were asked to write sonnets to memorialize and say good-bye to 2020.  They were to highlight what they were ready to leave behind, what they learned, and what they are looking forward to in 2021.  We hope you enjoy their creativity and thoughtfulness expressed in a form that has inspired poets since the 13th century.

Goodbye 2020 by Keiry

Jan 31, 2021

Students in Ms. McCracken’s literature classes at Roaring Fork High School were asked to write sonnets to memorialize and say good-bye to 2020.  They were to highlight what they were ready to leave behind, what they learned, and what they are looking forward to in 2021.  We hope you enjoy their creativity and thoughtfulness expressed in a form that has inspired poets since the 13th century.

AZYEP's Year in Rewind

Dec 30, 2020

This is AZYEP's bittersweet farewell to 2020. Listen to some highlights from brave and creative, local students over the past year. 

(HS)2 Students Share their Thoughts on Social & Political Issues

Aug 31, 2020

This summer, students from the (HS)2 summer academic program wrote poetry, prose, and created artwork around a pertinent social issue. Listen in as they share their perspectives on the world and how it's influenced by their life experience. 

Every summer in Carbondale, the High School High Scholar program, also known as (HS)2, hosts 75 first-generation high school students for 5 weeks of rigorous classes and exciting outdoor adventures. Listen here to the incredible voices of a few of those students performing music and poetry for their annual talent show, Coffee House.

Alya Howe offers 

another installment in the Antiviral Poetry Series. This one features poems read by Cassidy Willey, Julie Comins, Luisa Berne and Samuel Bernal. Alya finishes it with the reading of a chldren's story.

AntiViral Part 5 features the voice of curator Alya Howe, with poems by Kristin Carlson, Iliana Renteria Bernal, Art Goodtimes (read by Alya Howe), and Charles Braddy. It also has a poem by Uche Ogbuji, who is bringing awareness to the devastating tragedy of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Last Wednesday was a day of awareness. Uche says "listeners should be aware even in this time of COVID, and if they can help, it's hard to imagine a more urgent cause." Click here for more information.

The Women's Voices Project Reflects on Lockdown with 'The Collective Pause'

May 12, 2020
VOICES

Before COVID-19, local arts organization VOICES was working towards its second annual Women's Voices Theater project. 8 local women taking the stage with work they created. This is important because women's work is produced 1/5th as often as men's on stage.  Unfortunately VOICES had to postpone the event to Mother's Day, 2021. But they wouldn't let the pandemic have the final say! To provide an outlet for these performers, they produced a special podcast titled "The Collective Pause" that aired on Mother's Day. It features work from Suzie Brady, Vanessa Porras, Renee Prince, Natalie Spears, Marcia Weese and MinTze Wu. All reflecting on their experience with lockdown. Some more serious pieces, some humor - all heart.

Antiviral Part 4 - Poems About Mothers

May 10, 2020
Antiviral

AntiViral Part 4 features the voice of curator Alya Howe, with poems by Rosemerry Trommer, Luisa Berne, Stefano De Fre, and Trina Ortega. Alya Howe finished out the segment with an additional poem by Billy Collins. Click here for individual poems in this episode.

AntiViral Part 3 Keeps the Poetry Flowing

May 1, 2020
AntiViral

AntiViral Part 3 features the voices of curator Alya Howe, as well as poets Chris Ryerson, Nicole B. Hagg and Halle Zander, with additional poems by Lynn Unger and Kitty O'Meara.

Alya Howe Presents AntiViral Part 2

Apr 17, 2020
AntiViral

Honoring April as National Poetry Month, Alya Howe continues "AntiViral" on Express Yourself.

Bill Kight

On this month's For Land's Sake, host Bill Kight shares his love for poetry and shares several evocative favorites.

Alya Howe

Like a balm for worn souls, we are thankful that our global quarantine coincides with National Poetry Month! Alya Howe, founder of The Poetry Market and co-creator of Poets on Purpose, is beginning a new initiative on KDNK called "AntiViral." Her first collaborators are Rosemerry Wahtolla Trommer and Stefano Da Fre, each sharing original poetry inspired by our collective yet personal predicament.

AZYEP

AZYEP executive director Beth Wysong has initiated a community-wide project in recognition of April as National Poetry Month. She gave details and shared examples with KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh on Express Yourself.

Yolanda Wisher

Poet laureate of Philadelphia Yolanda Wisher joins Gavin Dahl on Express Yourself to talk about the poets-in-the-schools program coordinated by Aspen Words.

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