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 Mekhi

Waking up at three
To go on a adventure
To an unknown place

Food foreign to me
A taste of heaven, so good
I could eat all these foods

The game is so close
Clutch time guess who is serving
We are champions

Snipping and snipping
A new me is reshaping
Fresher and better

My name is Mekhi and I’m a ninth grader from University Heights High School and this is a poem that I wrote.

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