Poetry/Spoken Word/Rap

From the 2016-2017 school year:

The Fortress, a lyric poem by Chrystal

Belief in Doubt, a lyric poem by Erica

Power of Words, a prose poem by Qainat

Kenopsia in Opia, a lyric poem by Qainat

If Only I Knew, a prose poem by Maahum

Beauty is All I See, a free verse poem by Qainat

Teenage Alien, a poetry zine by Ananya

Put your hands up, a narrative poem by Desiree

Hidden, Not Yet Lost, a spontaneous poem by Serena

Demise of the Innocent, a series of limericks by Serena

Pretend, an ode by Terrel

From the 2015-16 school year:

One Melodic Day By Your Side, a prose poem by Haley

What Love Does to My Mind, a villanelle by Destiny

Bittersweet Goodbye and Cold Fire, lyric poems by Tiffany

The Wilted Flower, a poem in the style of Louise Glück by Destini Preisler, Class of 2015

A poem written in the quiet of the night, in free verse by Ananya

Brightness, a question and answer poem by Destini Preisler, Class of 2015

Normal Sober Thoughts, a Dada poem by Destini Preisler, Class of 2015

In the Rose Field, a prose poem by Haley

Ache, a villanelle by Alyssa

I’ve always wondered why you always compared me to a flower, a prose poem by Gaby

I’m not mad, I’m devastated, a prose poem by Haley

I want you but not your games, a free verse poem by Haley

Mask, a free verse poem by Gaby

Why Would Anyone?  a spoken word piece by Carlo

Chocolate Bullets, a narrative poem by Meghan

Death of the Leviathan, a lyric poem by Cate

13 Sinful Shots, a free verse poem by Destiny

Dear Grandma, a spoken word piece by Teresa

Heartache, Hatred, Forgiveness, a free verse poem by Alyssa

Breathe In, Breathe Out, a spoken word piece by Sam

The Story of a Suicidal Girl, a narrative poem by Destini Preisler, Class of 2015

Water Clogged, a prose poem by Teresa

Ode to Black, by Gaby

White Privilege, a spoken word piece by Teresa

Cold Winter Day, a narrative poem by Antonio Perret, Class of 2012

89 Piano Keys, a lyric poem by Anonymous

Without a Voice, a meditation by Swati

Dark Whisperings, a spoken word piece by Alyssa

Delicacy, a spoken word piece by Teresa

Ode to Coffee, by Teresa

Disorganized Thoughts, a poem in free verse by Teresa

Black, a poem in free verse by Priya

I’m That Girl, a spoken word poem by Meghan

2, a spoken word piece by Ananya

Ocean Steps, a poem in free verse by Destiny

Beach Day, a haiku series by Enaya

In This Artful House, a spontaneous poem by Ms. DiOrio

Shattered Walls and Phantom, free verse poems by Destini Preisler, Class of 2015

Teen Ink has published six pieces by Michaela, including poetry.

From 2014-15 school year:

Apostrophe to an Apostrophe, by Anirudh

Outside Temperament, a Romantic poem by Sang

Drown, a free verse poem by Destini

Dull, a Shakepearean sonnet by Xinhua

Love is Pain and Pain is Love, a non-traditional sonnet by Destini

Too Late, a narrative poem by Destini

Family of Time, a free verse poem by Qainat

Express Me Rap, by Kyle

To Kiss the Red Rose Goodbye, a free verse poem by Jess

Jay, a free verse poem by Destini

Blue is an ode by Destini.  This poem advanced to the semi-final round of the National Amateur Poetry Competition and will be featured in Where the Mind Dwells, a book published by the competition organizers. This book will be available on Amazon and in Barnes and Noble.

Please check out the individual series of haiku poems  written by Xinhua, Sang, and Jess, all students in Creative Writing.

From 2013-14 school year:

The Gargoyle, a free verse poem by Nick

Layers of a Girl, by p.d.

Poetry 4 You, a published collection of poetry by Malisa

Awake, a free verse poem by Kristine

Not Affectionate, by Sherwin

The Cookie, a meditation by Daniel

Boomer, a haiku series by Shawn

I’m falling down the vortex of your words/Toxic, a Shakespearean sonnet by Kristine

To my enemy, a parody of a Shakespearean sonnet, by Surabi

That Elusive First Word
, a narrative poem by Matt

Cats, a free verse poem by Matt

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