Article by Phoenix writer Lauren DeRiggi ’24:
On Friday, March 18th, Kellenberg’s Renaissance hosted a poetry read-around. The Renaissance is Kellenberg’s Literary magazine where students have the opportunity to express their creativity through prose, short stories, artwork, and essays. The read-around consisted of students in grades 6-12 reading works from their favorite poets, such as Edgar Allan Poe, Maya Angelou, Seamus Heany, and Walt Whitman. They also discussed the literary elements in each poem and how they can apply it to their own writings.
Grace Wilson ‘23 says, “I went to the Renaissance poetry read around because it seemed like it would be interesting, and I thought it would help me with my own writing. In the future, I’m hoping that more people attend because I definitely found it to be an enlightening experience.”
The Renaissance’s poetry read-around was a great opportunity for students to share their favorite poems and learn about the literary elements within them.