Slam on the Last Day!

Our short and sweet residency with Jordan Elementary’s 6th graders came to an end last week. For this last day, students didn’t do any writing. We all learned about slam poetry (born right here in Chicago, Illinois) and watched videos from adult and youth poets alike. Everyone had an opportunity to play “judge” and score poems 1-10. Students are now preparing for their summer break. I hope some of them keep writing poems, even when I’m not around :).



“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.