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By Andi Bourne

Students Hold Poetry Slam to Honor National Poetry Month


Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Rilyn Richardson welcomed everyone to the Poetry Slam hosted by the third through fifth graders and started the program with a "All the World's A Stage" by William Shakespeare and an original poem "Pancakes." Eleven student poets recited either an original poem or one that they found meaningful.

SWAN VALLEY – Swan Valley Elementary School's (SVES) third through fifth grade class hosted a Poetry Slam April 28 in honor of National Poetry Month. Each student chose one or two poems to share with the rest of the SVES students and members of the community.

During the month of April the students wrote one poem per day. Teacher Erica Carroll said she had been to poetry slams in the past and thought it would be a fun way to showcase the students' work.

A poetry slam is a competition at which performance artists read or recite original work. While this was not a competition, each student r...

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