The poem featured below was written by a student in WITS writer Katie Borak‘s virtual residency at Roosevelt High School last spring and was published in the 2020-21 Literary Arts Writers in the Schools anthology, Curiosity in Ones and Zeros.
Katie explained how their lesson that focused on “breaking down the idea of Capital-P-Poetry into something less intimidating (i.e. just a collection of words). To illustrate the point I asked students to create their own poems from the words used in Oliver’s Wild Geese. (I adapted the magnetic poetry set from this Google Drawings template).”
by LESLIE YURITZI HERNANDEZ
Hundred immigration families walk across miles of desert
Deep rivers moving lonely
Clear soft sun
Over the bodies of animals
Read more student work by purchasing the WITS Anthology here.