Saturday, May 10, 2014

Third Annual HMS Poetry KaBaam

 Charlotte Agell' summary of the Poetry KaBaam describes this amazing event:

Yarmouth students and staff gathered in the library on April 28th for the Third Annual HMS Poetry KaBaam. This event featured five high school students who returned to declaim their “Poetry Out Loud” poems. The audience “kabaamed” these poems. “Kabaam” is a locally made up word, a variant on poetry “slam.” In a “slam” poems are awarded numerical scores, much like in the Olympics. During a “kabaam” the audience writes down the emotions the poem elicited, and holds these up. 

After the YHS students performed, HMS students spoke poetry (their own and that of others) before their supportive peers, who "kabaamed" these poems, too. We thank the parent group for providing snacks for this annual 7th and 8th grade event, held in honor of National Poetry Month.

HMS students "kabaam" poems

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