First Annual Poetry Summit
Create. Share. Perform. Listen. Connect.
On May 17th from 10:00am-12:00pm EST, four schools within Canada, Iowa, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania are going to come together virtually for the Poetry Summit where they will share poetry they created.
It started with an idea and we put together our TEAM....
Shawn Storm from Strayer Middle School in Quakertown, PA
Elissa Malespina and Melissa Butler from South Orange Middle School in South Orange, New Jersey
Janelle Thompson and Shannon McClintock Miller from Van Meter Community School in Van Meter, Iowa
What are the rules?
Each poem must be of the poet's own construction; and be named
Each poet gets three minutes (plus a ten-second grace period) to recite their poem.
The poet may not use props, costumes or musical instruments
Poets will be scored on a 0-10 scale on performance, originality and content
All poets will wear a nametag with their names and their school
All poems must be memorized
- Any style poem is allowed (written, lyrics, rap, etc....)
- Have fun being heard!
We have invited several amazing guests to join us for the Poetry Summit. They will serve as guest commentators , share original work, and give the students writing tips.
Robert Forbes, Poet
Tina Kelly, Poet
Mrs. P (Actress Kathy Kinney) Storyteller and Entertainer...Mrs. P's Storytime
Glenis Redmond, Performance Poet
Racquel Willams, Poems from West Essex High School Students