Poetry Final Party (8th grade)

On Wednesday, we had our last day of poetry class! We started the class by passing out our class poetry anthology and then celebrated with a reading. The poems were hilarious and tender and loving and bold and brave. We then signed each other’s books, decorated notebooks for summer writing, and created poster gallery walls of favorite lines of poetry (from the student’s own work or a poem we’ve read this year). It was a very special day and I will miss these incredible writers and thinkers and people so much!



“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.