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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.

A Night at Comic-con

Read by Da'Shade Moonbeam

You could say they are kind of silly

dressed up in cosplay

like Superman, Wonder Woman or Miku Natsune, 

lights flashing everywhere

but here, I feel free.

I take a deep breath and go in

stores filled with small anime toys,

pencils, colorful souvenirs

and find my favorite, Harui from Host Club,  

but I don’t have enough money.

But it’s okay, I’m young and surrounded

by people like me and later there will be a concert,

the singer’s hair will flow turquoise in the wind

and I will wave my hands in the air

the lights will go off and everything will seem to glow

as I sing along “Hiari Hiari Hiari!”

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