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Posted by on Apr 12, 2019 in ACE Learning Center, ACE School Report, Continuing Education | 0 comments

Poets are Everywhere, Including the Radio Poets on KALW

By Riley, ACE Poetry Contest Mascot, Alpha Public Schools

Waiting for some “curiosity sprinkles” treats. Arf!

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 Francisco Unified School District and America SCORES Bay Area to create Radio Poets.  These students get to read their poem, some music is added and then it is played on the radio. Arf! How cool is that?

Production and editing help for the Radio Poets is from Kevin Vance. Kevin is an announcer at KALW, but he really likes words in all forms – music (I hear folk music is his favorite), books, even computer words. I guess poetry comes in all forms – even ones and zeros.

Check out the KALW Radio Poets and discover how “riding on tigers seeing the beautiful view” can cause “crazy antics.” But “add curiosity sprinkles” and all is good.

Don’t forget, April 18 is Poem in Your Pocket Day.

As I say, every day you should treat yourself to a poem. But today, add curiosity sprinkles. Wow. Curiosity sprinkles treats for me. You hear that John Glover? Bet my friend Lucy would want me to have treats. Arf!

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