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April 7, 2017

Speaking Poetry Helps Students Share Their Hearts

“As part of a spoken-word poetry workshop held at the school, Katie’s topic included how to forge ahead following the deaths of two uncles and an aunt due to strokes in the last several months. She wrote about family and overcoming pain and learning that life goes on.”

April 21, 2017

Spoken word poetry keeping kids engaged in class

“With April being poetry month, the Kent District Library enlisted the services of The Diatribe, a spoken word poetry group of five artists, to hold workshops in seven school districts. The hope is that teens find their voice for the KDL Reads’ teen poetry contest and spoken word competition.”

April 7, 2017

Speaking Poetry Helps Students Share Their Hearts

“As part of a spoken-word poetry workshop held at the school, Katie’s topic included how to forge ahead following the deaths of two uncles and an aunt due to strokes in the last several months. She wrote about family and overcoming pain and learning that life goes on.”

September 23, 2016

Local students experience ArtPrize

“As part of the field trip, many of the students also had the opportunity to listen to The Diatribe, a four-person group who express themselves via spoken poetry. The poets used their art form to share the challenges they’ve faced in life.”

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, 2016

Slam poetry group performs at high school

“Four members of a performance poetry group visited students at Ionia High School to share their work and encourage the students to use their voices.”

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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