In recognition of National Poetry Month, Rocky Point Middle School students celebrated the written word this spring during an after-school poetry slam program.
The event, coordinated by school library media specialist Catherine
O’Connell, was held in the school’s library, which was transformed to look like a posh poetry reader’s corner.
During the event, more than 30 students shared original poems and poetry by famous poets and spoke about their interest in each of the pieces. Once their readings were finished, the audience generated positive feedback in the form of snaps.
“I was amazed by the insightful, deep and sometimes hilarious original poetry read by our students,” said Ms. O’Connell. “It was an incredibly delightful event in which the students had fun enjoying their peer’s poems in a groovy, relaxing atmosphere!”
Photo provided by the Rocky Point School District