Bittersweet Goodbyes

My last week at Carver was a beautiful reminder that Carver’s poets are a talented crew. The session began with an exciting update: most students decided to perform in the school’s end-of-year talent show! It was heartwarming to see the group so willing to perform on stage, a vulnerable and courageous act. After we caught up, we went straight into our open mic where students shared their favorite poems that they’ve written over the year. Some students even submitted their poems for the Gwendolyn Brooks Youth Poetry Award. After the open mic, I shared a few words about what a great experience its been watching them grow as poets and performers. Thank you so much, Carver, and until next time.



“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.