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a spoken word piece by Ananya https://soundcloud.com/user984048163/ananya Ananya is in 9th grade.  She says, “I have been writing poetry for about a year. A huge inspiration for my poetry is Dorothy Parker. I stumbled across a couplet of hers that stated, ‘Guys seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses.’ This strange, humor rich observation made me want…

Ocean Steps

a poem in free verse by Destiny – The swirling ocean is gelid but gets warmer when you step in beside me, so I beg you. Step in with me if you feel alone. Step in with me if you feel like nothing. Step in with me if you are nothing. Now step out because…

Beach Day

a haiku series by Enaya – The salty sea air Mixes with the sweet scent of Coconuts on trees. Waves crash on the shore, Slamming into sunbaked rocks Like two big magnets. Seagulls fly with grace, Like small, delicate pilots. Crabs shuffle on land. Toes in the hot sand. Small breeze tickles silk like skin.…

Edison High School ‘Echoes’ initiative is outlet for creativity (with additional photos)

by Susan Bloom, Correspondent, 9:02 a.m. EDT October 22, 2015 http://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/local/middlesex-county/2015/10/22/edison-high-school-echoes/73412814/ Ever since 1996, Edison High School English and Creative Writing teacher Jennifer DiOrio said she’d envisioned writing a play, a dream which she ultimately acted on in 2008 and saw come to life when it was performed at the Watchung Arts Center in 2010. Since then,…

Haunted House Mystery (new photos)

The Creative Writing students and Ms. DiOrio wrote Haunted House Mystery, an original short play, for the Edison High School Drama Club students to perform at Halloween at the High on Friday, October 30th. Writers:  Destiny, Samantha, Haley, Carlo, Allysa, Cate, Lourdes, Teresa, Enaya, Gabriella, Stephen, Danny, Jade, Kohki, Emily, Sarah, Meghan, Shannon, Sarah, Lydia, and Jayden…

In This Artful House

Ms. DiOrio shared this poem (written in 2 minutes during her lunch period a few hours before) at the start of our Echoes Coffee House/Open Mic on Thursday, October, 15th. Photos and article to follow… – This gathering of young minds, hearts, and spirits Warms my heart and makes me think Anything is possible in a…

Shattered Walls

a poem in free verse by Destini Preisler, Class of 2015 Glass walls turn to brick. Brick turns to stone. Stone turns to steel. Heart guarded by a perfect shield. Words cut deep, but can’t get to me. Choke me again, but you still can’t get in. Hit me hard, but I’m still on guard.…