Tag Archives: poetry

  1. Tennessee Song of Myself

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    April 3, 2014 by astephens2013

    I am the dark blue river the stars in the black night the elephant rider in the night the wind …
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  2. April is National Poetry Month!

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    March 31, 2014 by astephens2013

    Tomorrow is the start of A Poem a Day, a month-long celebration of poetry by Houston children. Each weekday we will send out a poem …
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  3. I Wonder

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    February 14, 2014 by witshouston

    Who knows when the rain is coming? What in the world are you doing? Where do birds go in winter? …
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  4. Rattle Wants to Hear Your Voice

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    September 5, 2013 by WITS Editor

    “There’s not a bad poet in first grade. None of them are anything but fresh and original … they don’t …
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  5. Public Poetry Reading at The Carriage House

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    September 4, 2013 by WITS Editor

    Public Poetry is back again with a stellar line-up of poets. Join us on Saturday, September 7th, at 2 PM …
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  6. Free Slam Poetry Workshops for Teens

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    August 22, 2013 by WITS Editor

    If you are between the ages of 13-19, come join us for Meta-Fourth Fridays, held Fridays from 7:00-9:00 PM at Hope …
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  7. Word Around Town Poetry Marathon

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    July 30, 2013 by WITS Editor

    From our friends at WAT: “The Word Around Town (WAT) tour is an annual week-long poetry marathon held in Houston …
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Writers in the Schools (WITS)


Writers in the Schools (WITS) is the #1 arts education organization in Texas. With 80 writers and educators on staff, WITS reaches over 23,000 students a year in classrooms, community centers, museums, parks, and hospitals.

The glory of WITS is best expressed by the students--in their own words -- so this blog features essays, stories, and poems that were created by K-12 students in our program. All material (c) Writers in the Schools 2007-2013. If you wish to republish this work, please credit both the organization and the author and link back to this site. This material may not be used in commercial ventures of any kind.

Supporting WITS will help bring the pleasure and power of reading and writing to more Houston children helping to improve writing skills, build confidence, raise test scores, and enhance creativity.

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