Poetry Workshops Inspire Poetry at San Francisco International High School
By Chupe, ACE Poetry Contest Mascot, San Francisco International High School
Hello poets near and far! Thanks to the encouraging words, woofs and meows from our ACE family, Cronos and I have successfully motivated our burgeoning poets to begin writing. Last week, we hosted our first poetry workshop. Students read some examples of inspiring poetry, began drafting their own poems and even read some pieces out loud.
Students still have two weeks to work on their own submissions before our poetry contest. I’m keeping my paws crossed that the winners will be brave enough to share their words with the entire school.
Happy Poetry Month,
Chupe (and Cronos)
P.S. Riley, everyone is talking about Poem in Your Pocket Day. I have lots of poems I want to carry around all day, but what’s a pocket?
I’m not sure what pockets are,
but I’ve heard that word often near and far.
“Don’t sniff my pockets, there’s no food in there.”
“My pockets are empty, get out of there”
My nose is my guide
And takes me to places far and wide
Is a pocket a thing or a place?
Is it something I can chase?
While I may never know what a pocket is
I’m sure happy that poetry month exists
I’ll carry your poem if you carry mine
Just can’t prevent a little drool or slime
Lightbulb! Is that what a pocket is?
Something to put our awesome poems in?