A note on the poets' backgrounds: they are members of my self-contained English classes at Broadmoor High. Most of them have severe learning disabilities, so sometimes their writing gets a bit...interesting. They are brilliant people, but the written word hasn't traditionally been their friend. Most of them began the year reading and writing at between a Kindergarten and 4th grade level, and are working very hard to improve that. I think that putting their writing in the public forum is awfully gutsy and I'm really proud of them for it!!Link. This stuff is truly, strangely entrancing. Leave encouraging and constructive comments if you get the chance, and don't forget to tell them where you are writing from.
I promise that they will be delighted to read your comments, as well as incredibly encouraged in their writing.
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