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 Tori

I moan in pain but you didn’t hear it, it was like you was wearing headphones
So I going to stare
And if you do dare to get close I am going to lick and bite your cheekbones
To show the love-hate I have for you since

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

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