in early december, my traveling poetry class enjoyed a sunday afternoon at mario's pizza in boyertown. we went over richard blanco poems and ones inspired by his writings. to recap, blanco wrote and read the presidential inauguration poem for our country in 2013 and did so from a very unique background for getting up to share his words in front of the entire u.s. here is a link to this poetry performance.
and of course, there's eating involved as we nibble our way through poetry in voices more new to us.
a medium-sized hoagie spanning 3 paper plates. really, though.
a beautiful poem called "burning in the rain" by blanco.
and student poems begin here.
notice the light shining across particles of air.
santa ordering pizza with his grandson, perhaps.