Farewell, Poetry Month 2011

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May 4, 2011 by Alex Gilbert

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Thank you for participating in A Poem A Day with Writers in the Schools (WITS). We hope that you have enjoyed reading these poems by WITS students during April, National Poetry Month. If you enjoyed this project, here are some options for staying in the WITS “loop” throughout the year:

Thank you for participating in A Poem a Day with the Writers in the Schools (WITS). We hope that you have enjoyed reading these poems by WITS students during National Poetry Month. If you enjoyed this project, here are some options for staying the the WITS “loop”:
Please leave comments on your favorite poems on the WITS blog. The students will really appreciate your positive feedback.
Add the WITS blog to your bookmarks or feed reader.
Send a kid to summer camp.
If you live anywhere else, look up a similar program in your area.
If you’d like to make a donation to keep the Writers in the Schools programs growing and reaching as many Houston-area youth as possible, please click here.
We would like to thank the Houston Arts Alliance, the City of Houston, the Houston Chronicle, the Houston Public Library, and the Texas Commission on the Arts for sponsoring A Poem A Day 2008.
Thank you for celebrating National Poetry Month with WITS. Stay tuned to this blog for more writing from WITS students, writers, and staff.Thank you for participating in A Poem a Day with the Writers in the Schools (WITS). We hope that you have enjoyed reading these poems by WITS students during National Poetry Month. If you enjoyed this project, here are some options for staying the the WITS “loop”
  • Please leave comments on your favorite poems on the WITS blog. The students will really appreciate your positive feedback.
  • Add the WITS blog to your bookmarks or feed reader.
  • Become a fan of WITS on facebook.
  • Send your child to our creative writing summer camp.
  • If you’d like to make a donation to keep the Writers in the Schools programs growing and reaching as many Houston-area youth as possible, please click here.
We would like to thank the Houston Arts Alliance, the City of Houston, the Houston Public Library, and the Texas Commission on the Arts, for sponsoring A Poem A Day 2011.
A very special thanks goes to the staff at KPFT  90.1 FM, Sharpstown High School Principal Robert Gasparello, his students, their teachers, and producer Susan Phillips for featuring the poems on the radio each weekday, a few of which you can hear by clicking the following links:
Dear Little Sister
Ode to Drizzling
What Words Can Be

The rockin’ readers were:

Jerrell Hill, 10th grade
Princillar Agyapong, 12th grade
Gloria Johnson, 12th grade
Kori Walker, 11th grade
Joseph Butler, 12th grade
Alyssa Arteaga, 12th grade
Jonas Aguero, 12th grade
Ana Sanchez, 12th grade
Aryani Peres, 11th grade
Hazel Kate Camat, 12th grade
Torrin Guillory, 9th grade
Jorge Aguero, 12th grade
Darnell Anderson, 11th grade
Jaron Barnes, 12th grade
Ronny Ellison, 11th grade
Demetrick Miller, 12th grade
Starlesha Basha, 11th grade
Concepcion Cisneros, 12th grade
Keidra Gartica, 12th grade
Kalari Faultry, 12th grade
Juana Rodriguez, 11th grade
Deondra Walters, 10th grade

Visit this blog year-round for more writing from WITS students, writers, and staff. Remember, every month is poetry month on the WITS blog. Get your daily poem and be reminded of the finer things in life.

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