Student Work

From a SpeakTogether virtual workshop, University Heights High School, The Bronx, Fall 2020

This poem was composed during a six-week workshop conducted by poet Jubi Arriola-Headley, who introduced a class of 9th-grade students to myriad forms of poetry that exist. This workshop took place virtually during a global pandemic. Read more about the works in this collection, which demonstrates students’ efforts to find their voices and share them with their peers, teachers, and families.

Final Poem

by Kailynne

As I wake up in the morning, I see my owner always feeding me,
She gives me a bath and holds me,
I could run as fast as Lightning,
She always annoyed since I can’t stay still,
She was sad when I had to go,
I went to guinea pig Heaven where I can watch over her

Kailynne is a student at University Heights High School in The Bronx.

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