Writers in the Schools (WITS) celebrates National Poetry Month locally through bookmarks, public readings, and our email campaign, A Poem  A  Day.

Through this project, WITS will email a child’s poem each weekday during the month of April. If you subscribe to our blog, A Poem A  Day,  you know how inspirational it is to open your email or RSS feed each morning and be surprised by the words of children as young as 5 years.

All poems featured in A Poem A Day are written by students in grades K-12 who have participated in the WITS program. If you have a friend who appreciates the written word as much as you do, suggest they subscribe or sign up for a poem in April by clicking this link.

Be on the lookout in the coming days for ways you can share poetry with children all month long.  Here are the words of WITS student Quondaijah, a fifth grader, in honor of National Poetry Month:

We understand the sky

and see, laugh,

and love poetry.

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