Poets’ words hang in dim auditorium air. Students catch meanings.
Wide, water filled eyes smile; she is enlightened. The picture of learning.
Staff meeting full of repeated words and questions: teacher lullaby.
Nigerian girl reads Things Fall Apart; sees her family anew.
Aloud, she reads Heart of Darkness with a Southern accent. Same Story.
The quality and amount of practice time is evident on stage.
Through words written and performed, student poet gives snapshot of true self.
After hiding in plain sight for months, she comes to life during group work.
The words and music of African Folktales teach students new rhythms.
An incomplete and stuttering Dante project creates teacher’s Hell.