Tuesday, January 28, 2014

State of the Union Live on MSNBC

Tonight is one of my favorite nights: It's Poetry Night at my middle school. Kids who feel like it come in from the cold, crowd in next to each other on benches, and approach the mic one after another to read their works in progress after working with our poets in-residence.

I was nervous that no one would show because we didn't have school today, but indeed, the kids did show. It's a tribute to our fabulous poets in-residence who have inspired them these last weeks. One of them, Michael Lee, performed a poem that gives me chills every time I hear it. It's this one:

I just love the opportunity to welcome the visiting poets. They're not too expensive. Teacher friends, consider getting them. It's Michael and Sam Cook, who is also awesome.


LH said...

Oh my goodness. How wonderful is that? The video, and your night for poets. Incredible.

mm said...

Wow! I'm glad it was a success even though you didn't have school!