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.


by Jayson

Oh how it rains blue
The weather so cold to the bone
The blue sky so dark
The sound of water
Me all alone in my home
Looking for the tap
The tap of water
The delightful taste of it
Staying hydrated

Jayson lives in The Bronx. He is a freshman at University Heights High School. This poem is based on a true story.

You can navigate their individual poems below.