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April is National Poetry Month, a time when we celebrate poetry and recognize how it has shaped American culture. This year, KUT is participating in National Poetry Month by sharing poems written by students in the Blank Page creative writing programs at Kealing and Fulmore Middle Schools and the Writers' Workshop at Rawson Saunders School. You can read the and listen to the poems here, and you can also listen to the poems read on KUT 90.5 FM throughout the month of April.


Read by Da'Shade Moonbeam

There is poetry

on weekend mornings

in the soft notes

that tickle me

as my cat bats at my face

and the smell of cherry scones

push my body to finally wake up


in the days when I arrive home

after the long school week is over

the cool strum

calms my anxiety,

softens my home work

clears my mind


in my nights

when my dad’s distinct voice

drifts in through my bedroom door,

an experienced thief stealing my attention

from the day’s trappings

and transports me to

lands of chocolate swans,

whistling rainbows

and superheroes with friends’ faces





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