You Can Express Your Feelings

In addition to reading aloud from poetry books and watching the “We Real Cool” video produced by the Poetry Foundation, Dubois students discussed things they like and dislike about writing. Students reflected on things that they learned about poetry in our 5 sessions together. They remembered that line breaks separate lines in a poem, creating stanzas; and that not all poems have to rhyme. They talked about being able to use their own thoughts, experiences, and imaginations to write poems, and how you can write poems to express your feelings. Special shout-outs go to Starianna, London, Lauren, Skylar and Kamilah.



“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.