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By Riley, ACE Poetry Contest Mascot, Alpha Public Schools We’re mid-way through National Poetry Month, and the students at the ACE Learning Center schools are learning about poetry and writing poems. The raven sent me messages that a massive battle is taking place in the ACE Poetry Contests. Is winter coming? Or is that just Karl the Fog, the Bay Area’s usual cool Maester who sometimes becomes The Wall as he creeps his way from the coastline inland. Or is that Athastokhdevishizar, or nonsense, which the raven says literally means ‘fog...read more
By Riley, ACE Poetry Contest Mascot, Alpha Public Schools In this month of April, poets are everywhere. Teachers at the ACE Learning Center schools are teaching different types of poetry and students are rhyming and rapping poetic words and phrases. But if you’re not a student at one of the schools participating in the ACE Poetry Contest, there is one great place to enjoy poetry written by Bay Area students. It’s KALW, home of the Audio Academy, which is another ACE Learning Center. Every National Poetry Month, KALW partners with the San...read more
By Thor, ACE Poetry Contest Mascot, Oxford Day Academy I love poetry. That’s why I’m an ACE Poetry Contest Mascot. I love the thunder of poems, the strength of their message or story, how they can hammer home a strong emotion and make it strike like lightening. I also love my Mascot cohorts – Riley, Hei Hei and Samosa. As a team, we are the Superheros of poetry. Poetry is our Superpower. From doggerel (Riley’s favorite) to Haiku (Hei Hei’s favorite) to. . . well. . . Samosa won’t tell her favorite because she’s a cat and they don’t have to...read more