Poetry Minutes 2017: Inspiration and Disability

Apr 5, 2017

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April is National Poetry Month!

Hear Poetry Minutes on WKMS weekdays in April at 8:30 a.m. during Morning Edition, approximately 11:20 p.m. during Sounds Good and at 4:18 p.m. during All Things Considered.

This year, kids from Mrs. Hope Foster’s 7th grade classes at Murray Middle School wrote short poems inspired by images of people with disabilities. WKMS had the opportunity to record the students reading their own creative works. 

These Poetry Minutes were made possible through an Arts Access Grant to the Calloway County Endowment for Health Care from the Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, with support from Murray State University’s Department of Educational Studies, Leadership, and Counseling.

Our thanks also to Constance Alexander for helping to make this possible!

Hear the Poetry Minutes Online:

Agustin Alvarez, “say” & Annabel Wilcher, “I Can”

Danyra Hernandez, “I am”; Jonathan Dick, “Braille” & Caitlyn Bell, “Disability”

Caroline Larkins “One Grace” & Caleb Cauley, “Wrong”

Cheyanne Wyatt, “my challenge” & Amanda Peiffer, “Delicate Toy”

Avery Flener, “Braille” & Apirada Chetawatee, “I’m Not a Broken Record”

Danyra Hernandez, “Being Blind Isn’t About Not Seeing” & Mekhi Hudspeth, “sign”

Lucy Mitchell, “Equality” & Andrew Orr, “Believe in Me”

William Mitchum, “Playing with Dad” & Trinity Powell, “My Words”

Tessa Cope, “Achieving” & Kenady Stevenson, “Include Me”

Bailey Binford, “strength” & Gavin Klotz, “I Can Do It”

Eliana Purcell, “Disability in the Spotlight” & Katelynn Stanczyk, “Poor You”

Luke Cross, “You Don’t See Me” & Issac Bourne, “More”

Olivia Dooley, “Famous” & Dhevin Patel, “My Wish”