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This week, George Washington rounded out the first half of our residency with a dip into poetic form with a fun one: haikus! In the coming weeks, we’ll be exploring four different poetry forms: […]

To end our second unit focused on building narratives and storytelling, we took ourselves out of our own heads and created our own biographies! Instead of writing autobiographies, we used a 3rd-person perspective to […]

We’re learning how to tell a story, step by step. To eek out some of the details, we’ve been ending workshops with freewriting sessions that can be organized or written in any way; this […]

The turn of the decade brought us all back to an earlier time than we’re used to with the typical New Year. Winter always tends to push our thinking inward for a season of […]

To end our first quarter of classes, we watched & read Danez Smith create a heaven in “summer, somewhere” and created utopias of our own. Just as Smith painted a picture of their ideal […]

For our third session, Washington Elementary and I dove into other worlds with personification. We’ve been focused heavy on metaphor and descriptive language; to round out this section of the residency, I wanted to […]

In our second week, Washington Elementary and I took some time to make connections. The changing of autumn into winter is something that poets have pined over for centuries, and surely our minds are […]

For Washington Elementary’s first session of 2019-2020, we wrote freewrites based on our favorite things, places and experiences that shape who we are as people. We read Gwendolyn Brooks’ classic We Real Cool and […]


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“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.