Under the leadership of Amanda Torres, the day couldn't have gone smoother, with performances by a diverse array of poets and artists. But the students were the story. Hearing their words, listening to them pour their hearts into their rhymes on stage and within their groups--amazing! Across the board, the workshop leaders said the energy in their classrooms was much better this year than last.
The day kicked off a weekend of Louder than a Bomb competitions in Boston. Really, it was a great, great way to kick off National Poetry Month in Massachusetts.
When you hear kids getting on their busses talking about the poems they've got to write, you know their lives have been changed.
|Enzo Surin leading a workshop.|
|Michael Ansara, Beth More, and Amanda Torres speaking with a student.|