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May 27, 2016

Poetry Helps Angry, Distant Student Emerge as School Leader

“What Brianna found was an outlet and a voice, she said, and she thanks pencil, paper and a crew of spoken-word poets called The Diatribe.”

April 21, 2016

Spoken word poetry keeping kids engaged in class

“It was good because it teaches you how to express yourself and how to put your thoughts on the page without being afraid of what people will think of you,” said Walters. “It has helped my writing a lot.”

March 18, 2015

Students find the words to say the things they think they cannot say

“The class they teach isn’t for credit, and students aren’t there to learn the elements of poetry. They are not assigned sonnets, and they are not expected to learn iambic pentameter. This class is about something totally different.”


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