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While some of the young artist may have an initial appreciation and understanding of poetry, others may not “get it.” Nevertheless, every teen is equally challenged to confront issues, people, instances, whether good or bad, and articulate it through their words. During our emotional and groundbreaking process we gain a better understanding of the unadulterated yet young lives of each teen and developed a support system within our groups and in each other.

By the end of the course, those who didn’t “get it” and those who have never spoken in front of a crowd larger than the lunch table, all confidently performed their original pieces for the community. Here’s some short segments of the teen’s poetry:

More Student works and the Poetry Anthology Coming Soon!