Students answer the question, “If life is a game, are we wining or losing?”

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If life is a game, are we winning or losing? Read some of the student’s response to the prompt below. Jesus B. Life is like a game. Are we winning […]

Views from our fathers…

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Students reflect on their experience with their dads as part of our rites of passage writing program – writing to critically think about our identity and how that affects our […]

The Sound Of Summer: Where We’re From

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It’s our final week of poetry! As we’ve neared the end of our residency, I’ve asked the students to write reflective poems, about themselves, and where they’re from. For this […]

Melocoton & Enfrijoladas: Where We’re From

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As we’ve neared the end of our residency, I’ve asked the students to write reflective poems, about themselves, and where they’re from. For this last writing week, I wanted students […]

A Book From Pájaros: Where We’re From

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For our final week of writing poems together, I wanted to students to write autobiographically, and paint us a picture of where they are from, just like George Ella Lyon […]

[love is a peace that won’t let rest]: Parting Words at Taft (#2)

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As I wrap up my residency at Taft High School with their 8th Grade students, I have tremendous hope for our future. Surprised? Don’t be. 8 weeks ago, I entered […]

I Used To Be A Monday / But Now I’m A Friday

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We’re nearing the end of our poetry residency, and so we reflect. The at 2nd Graders recalled all of their big poetry vocabulary for the year, and then we thought […]

But Now I’m a Rainbow

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We’re nearing the end of our poetry residency, and so we reflect. The at 4th graders at Avondale recalled all of their big poetry vocabulary for the year, and then […]

I Used To Be The Whip / But Now I’m Nae Nae

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We’re nearing the end of our poetry residency, and so we reflect. The 3rd graders at Moos recalled all of their big poetry vocabulary for the year, and then we […]

Helene Achanzar & Tim “Toaster” Henderson to read May 19

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Join the Poetry Center of Chicago at Beauty & Brawn in Logan Square for the May installment of the Six Points Reading Series on May 19 at 7pm! In 2016 […]