Molly reads a poem to Colorado Poet Laureate David Mason

Beginning today and running each week day during April, KRCC will present a poem read by a 5th grader from Ms. Garsoe’s class at Buena Vista Elementary. These students have had the great opportunity to meet with Colorado Poet Laureate Dave Mason, Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Jim Ciletti and Jayne Hilberry, Poet and Professor of English at Colorado College. You can hear the poems here or right before Writer’s Almanac around 2:45 p.m. each week day on KRCC.

Here’s Molly reading her poem “People”:

“People” by Molly

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2 Responses to Spoken Words: Poems by 4th & 5th Graders for Poetry Month

  1. I am truly impressed to hear students like Molly reading their poems so eloquently on the radio. Kudos to Molly, all her classmates, and Ms. Garsoe for celebrating poetry this month!

  2. Nancy Bentley says:

    Susan, what a lovely and creative class you have! How wonderful to listen to them share their poems with all of us.
    Thank you Molly, thank you, Ms. Garsoe.
    Nancy Bentley

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