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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.

The Categories of Human

Read by Spike Gillespie

as good as it can see

as fast as it can  move

as quick as it can think

as beautiful as it can be -

the categories of human

we judge them by their looks

we judge them by their brain

we see them as their acts of strength

we take them for their art -

just the categories of human

why is that the category

why are there not any others

why do we even do it

I’ll tell you

we do it because we all fall into

the categories of human

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