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Posted by on Apr 13, 2016 in ACE Learning Center, ACE School Report, Continuing Education | 0 comments

KALW, America Scores and the KALW Feral Cats Focus on Poetry for National Poetry Month

By Guest Blogger Riley, ACE Poetry Contest Mascot Who Hangs Out at Alpha Public Schools

Hi everyone! My feral cat friends at KALW write poetry. Check it out.

Hi everyone! My feral cat friends at KALW write poetry.  Oh, and the SF public elementary students too.  Check it out!

Poetry has friends at KALW Local Pubic Radio. That’s where my feral cat friends Tiger Mom, Midnight, Striped Cat and Orange Tabby hang out. They have a cat rap poem they want to share, but first I wanted to give KALW a bark out for their continuing support of student poets.

For as many National Poetry Months as I’ve paid attention, KALW has partnered with America SCORES Bay Area to share poems written by students who play soccer at San Francisco’s public elementary schools. Cool. The “beautiful game” teams with beautiful poems by beautiful young poets. (The “beautiful game” is soccer for all you Giants fans, by the way.)

What is really cool is that the poets get to record their poems, and then they are played on air at KALW Monday through Friday at 4:18pm and at 8:58pm. Check out the cool poets and their poems.

By the way, KALW is also home to the Audio Academy, an ACE Learning Center. That’s where students learn all about community radio, like being real professional in telling stories full of sound. You know, the stories we like to listen to.

Speaking of sound, here’s the howling good poem by my cat friends. They’re the feral cats that hang in the park-ish area next to the radio station. Of course, they are loved by everyone. Well, if you can love a cat that doesn’t want to be touched.

We, Ourselves and Us
By Tiger Mom, Midnight, Striped Cat and Orange Tabby, the Feral Cats of KALW

We don’t need anything to make us satisfied,
‘Cept friends who care, n out n fresh air,
N treats from time to time.

We don’t need anything to make us satisfied,
But those who watch and care a lot,
N support our feral lives.

We don’t need anything to make us satisfied,
We’ll ignore your calls of sweetie doll
‘Cause freedom rules our lives.

Mew mew, mew mew mew, mew mew mew mew mew
Mew mew mew, mew mew mew, mew mew mew mew mew

Freedom does us good and it gets us every time.

See, cats like treats too! Arf, arf!

Treat yourself to a poem!

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