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Have you ever woken up from a dream and scratched your head in complete confusion? This week we talked about all the strange and whimsical things that happen behind our eyes when we drift […]

What is a favorite sound you have? Is there a sound you would rather not have to listen to? This week, our after-school poetry club talked about the symphony of sounds we hear every […]

This week for poetry club at Clissold we focused on writing poems about ourselves. We read Leslie Reese’s poem I Am and talked about stanzas and lines and how to use them in our […]

To start off our first week at Clissold’d after school poetry club we talked about some of the different things that poems can do. This is a brief list of what the amazing 1st, […]

This was our last week of programming at Clissold Elementary as we closed out the school year. I want to give a huge thank you to Mr. Stalnos for inviting CPC in to facilitate […]

This week we combined forces and both of our after school Poetry Clubs came together to have one final practice for the Clissold Student Showcase this Wednesday. Students are practicing poems about recipes, about […]

Food! Glorious food! This week we talked about all of the delicious foods we love to eat, and used our five senses to describe what it is about them that makes our mouths water […]

Do you believe in monsters? This week we drew an exquisite corpse monster and then talked about things that lurk around the corner and go bump in the night. The monsters in these poems […]

What’s the recipe for joy, and what are the ingredients that make up who we are? This week we wrote recipe poems inspired by Recipe For Happiness, written by a former CPC student. You […]

What if our family members were celebrities? This week we wrote poems about a member of our family and celebrated all of the things we love and admire about them. Maybe it’s their cooking, […]


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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.