30 Days of Poems

Courtesy of www.poetwarriorsproject.com/Teach For America

April is National Poetry Month, and what better way to celebrate than by reading student work! We recently stumbled across the Poet Warriors Project; the project showcases poetry from students across the country. Their website says it best.

From the Mississippi Delta to Detroit’s 7-mile Road, we are American students with a story to tell.

We have chosen to begin writing poems in order to use our experiences and intellect to teach, to empower, and to create change.

We join the movement to raise student voices in the national dialogue of educational change.

For many of us, the poems on this website are the first we’ve ever written, but know for certain, they won’t be the last.

The website offers Teaching Tools, and you can also search by region and topic.

Check out the page featuring the work of Memphis students. Their incredible work reminds us of another poem we recently heard from a Memphis student about her dreams for the city.

What are you and your students doing to celebrate National Poetry Month? Fill us in!

And check out this WREG story on poets at Power Center Academy in Memphis! Watch some young poets in action.