Sunday, April 9, 2017

Poetry KaBaam!

 Our thanks to Charlotte Agell for filling us in on the annual HMS Poetry KaBaam, and to Charlotte, Merry Stuhr and Tracy Weinrich for their wonderful work on this inspiring event!

On April 5th, HMS celebrated National Poetry Month by hosting our annual KaBaam. A KaBaam is a (locally invented!) kinder version of a Poetry Slam. High school "Poetry Out Loud" contestant Hannah Grant regaled the crowd, as did eight HMS students and one librarian, some of whom had written their own poems.

Hannah Grant performs for HMS students
After each performs, audience members write down the emotion that the poem elicited. The room was a sea of reactions! Many thanks to the parents who provided the refreshments enjoyed by this large crowd of 7th and 8th grade poetry fans. A video clip of the YGT High School quartet performing "Sorry" kicked off this celebration in style. Poetry lives!

Maddie Emrich-Shanks and Juliet Meas react to KaBaam poems

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