Pop-Up Lunchroom Open Mic at Crane HS

Youth Guidance organized a Pop-Up Lunchroom Open Mic to bring students from all of the after school programs together to showcase their work!

Crane HS slam team poet, Jonquil, performs a poem called “This is just another black poem” to an attentive audience of her peers! The poem explores generational trauma through satire!



Our Poets with Class after school residency at Crane High School is made possible with the gracious support of the Springboard Foundation and our partners at Youth Guidance!

For more information about Poets with Class touring and in-school programs (workshops and performances), or competition prep and coaching: email mojdeh@poetrycenter.org



























“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.