All posts in Miles Davis

Ms. Tamru 6th Grade   I Don’t Like Remote Learning 6th Graders   Remote learning is very hard …especially when computers are as stubborn as a bee who found the perfect flower. We have […]

Ms. Tamru 8th Grade Middle School Love Triangle 8th Graders   I’m unknown to these people, but I daydream about one I got his snap I thought about the future chats So I added […]

What a great introductory week we had at Miles Davis! Our first lessons in Ms. Tamru’s 6th and 8th grade classes were an exploration of creativity and color. After defining essential terminology in poetry […]

This spring we partnered with the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting to offer our Chicago students additional workshops, and a chance to link up with a national poetry competition that engages students with global […]

Haikus from the Hood are poems that are reflecting on the city and personal lives of the students. They kept to the traditional haiku structure of 3 lines; 1st line is 5 syllables, 2nd […]

This week students delved into their deepest fears! Our focus was to think outside of the ordinary and search for ways to break free from the normal things. Please read…if you dare… Each week […]

The Poetry Center is happy to be a partner to the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Through this partnership, we’ve linked up our partner school, Sir Miles Davis Magnet Academy in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, […]

This week students twisted their tongues as we talked about alliteration. They had to write their own tongue twisters that started with their name. Each week there will be 3 poems from each class […]

This week the poets were asked to use their 5 senses to describe an experience. Our goal was to focus on creative and colorful descriptions in poetry. Some of the poets chose to get […]

This week students wrote similes and metaphors dedicated to their secret love for Valentine’s Day! They had to compare their secret love to things that are beautiful. Each week there will be 3 poems […]


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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.