Marcus Anderson, Fernando Garcia, and Steve Miramontes are three young men who know where they come from.
Poetry by Kids
This Venice High School senior provokes with his response to the question, what do you want from your life?
The best day of my life would make me cry. Three poems by kids about love and family.
Writers form bonds with one another, beginning with the first words we read … and write. An introduction to the Poetry by Kids series on The Good Life.
The dragon speaks for the boy, until the boy is able to speak for himself. A poem in the Poetry by Kids series.
“Taco taco taco taco taco taco….” This is the poem, written by an elementary school student, that had us all buzzing like a Devil Taco in a Walmart.
Chameleon and How I Know I’m Duke Ellington’s “Fleurette Africaine” are two poems by kids on identity; each places a high priority on the poet’s hidden inner reality.
“there are slow colors in space” / “I understood that he was a dolphin who left and came back, but then disappeared.” Children explore the limits of reality and narrative through poetry.
Two poems on the future, by elementary school students. It Would Be Neat If With the New Year: “My worn out green sneakers, that’s where my sadness lies.” and Great Future: “I am an awful dentist, but a great cook.”
“People don’t like me because I’m a hot dog stand.” / “Did you join a gang?” Even in seemingly silly and pointless stories, is a gift of “our secret hopes, in things inside and outside of ourselves.” Two poems by kids.
A child’s education should include the tools to convey sentiments and emotion, says Carl Bosch. The Good Men Project’s Education columnist on the importance of poetry to kids today.
“I’m Jess Stoner, and I have the best job in the world.” Stoner works with student writers in Austin, TX, including the authors of some poetry here on The Good Life.
“I am from a smoke-filled house” / “I am from the capital city” Two poems by students of Title 1 schools in Austin, TX.