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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Poets tell the story

Demetrius Amparan
'Lost Count'
I remember you wearing Guatemalan green matching your flag on your Independence Day/Your hair was a black puff of curl and confidence/ ... I couldn't sleep for a week/When you washed up water logged in the Calumet River/Puffed and purple like violets before bloom

The students began writing "Lost Count" when Young Chicago Authors, a group that provides workshops on artistic expression for teens, asked students to prepare for local and national contests.
(Chicago Trib)
Here's the video from Brave New Voices

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