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.
Celebrating Shakespearean Sonnets
This year, kids from Murray Middle School are celebrating by reading and writing sonnets inspired by Shakespeare. Dr. Barbara Cobb of the Murray Shakespeare Festival coordinated with area schools to bring Shakespeare into the classroom through reading and writing workshops. WKMS had the opportunity to record Kristen Swisher's 4th Grade class at Murray Middle School reading their own creative works.
Hear the Poetry Minutes Online:
Here's the schedule. We'll add the audio after each minute finishes its broadcast run on air. (Air dates and times may be subject to change)
April 1 "Jack" by Rolin Chambers
April 4 "My Brother" by Sage Mize-Harper
April 5 "The Great Harry Potter" by Cooper Allen and "Little Man" by Brooke Thomas
April 6 "My Dog" by Wyatt Buffington and "Think" by Kiera Combs
April 7 "Best Friend" by Paris Fann
April 8 "My Turtles" by Bryce Kough
April 11 "My Dog Marley" by Jansyn Hays
April 12 "My Mom" by Griffin Klotz
April 13 "My Brother" by Rianna Peng
April 14 "My Brother" by Devan Carron
April 15 "Lexi" by Addison Foley
April 18 "Shall I Compare" by Laurencio Figueroa and "Pizza" by Jameson Adams
April 19 "A Moving Sadness" by Eve Stark
April 21 "Duke V.S. UK" by Kasia Williams and "Shall I Compare" by Marley Moore
April 22 "Samson" by Ava Dodd
April 25 "My Dog Woody" by Ashley Vonnahme
April 26 "Bailey" by Tanner Henry
April 27 "My Brother" by Kierston Hamilton
Check back for the full schedule.