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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.

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A tangy blare of horns

Cut the air around it,

Staccato notes pounce on the ear.

Each note of the guitar solo ripe and fresh.

Lyrics provoked a hum

to blossom in the back throat.

Horns sing melodically,

an odd combination that somehow fits

A catchy, playful tune, with charm to match

A quick drumbeat, a faster tempo, as the chorus began.

As though the former weren’t enough,

a string section,

violins and violas soothed,

A punctual

and sappy melodic mix.

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