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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 Shawna Butler


Each one unique

Combining into words to hurt or help

Able to create or destroy,

Inspire love or hate.

Hidden within each combination

Is the meaning of everything -

Allowing us to question

And to wonder -

A gift of power,

Of curiosity,

Of fear.

These shapes create words

These words create language

And this language creates everything.

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