In Honor of National Poetry Month….

In 1996 The Academy of American Poets established April as National Poetry Month. Certainly poetry deserves celebration given its demonstrated ability to educate, inspire and provoke critical thought. In honor of this month, I’d like to share some of my favorite poems. I hope you enjoy! 1.Braggadocious by Agyei Tyehimba I wrote the following poem “Braggadocious,” inspired by my homeroom class of 8th grade students back in 1997. As a Hip Hop fan and practitioner, I sometimes allowed students to present their poetry toward the end of class (provided that we covered our material, of course). They were talented poets, but much of their … Continue reading In Honor of National Poetry Month….