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Poetry Club

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The Poetry Club consists of a group of students who get together every Wednesday in room 27 to read, write, discuss and recite various types of poetry. Guided by Ms. Crater and Mrs. Rogich, the students will practice reciting poetry in hopes of participating in a "Poetry Out Loud" contest run by the National Endowment for the Arts. Throughout the year, the Poetry Club hopes to organize several events such as a poetry slam and a poetry festival.   

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Poem of the day

Poem of the day and more is available at https://www.poets.org/. You can sign up to receive an unpublished poem every day in your inbox.

Poetry contest

Poetry out loud/contest

Poetry Out Loud, a free national program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, encourages high school students across the country to learn about great works of classic and contemporary poetry through memorization and recitation. Not only do they share their interpretation and delivery of poetry; they also vie for awards and scholarships totaling $50,000. 

2017 Paterson Student Poetry Contest

Guidelines are now available for the 2017 Paterson Student Poetry Contest.

Poetry Cafe

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Poetry Club at the School of Government and Public Administration hosted a Poetry Café on April 4th.    Over 20 students performed original and well-known poetry in English, Spanish, and French.    Many additional students and teachers joined in and recited poetry on the spot as well.    The media center was transformed into a café where classes could relax and appreciate the poetic performances while enjoying refreshments.   The event was created and organized by English teachers Ms. Monica Rogich and Ms. Ashley Crater.

Poetry Cafe Participants

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Poetry Cafe reading

Avagay Gayle reading her poem Black Rose.