Margaret Fain students published in Young American Poetry Digest

 By: Britney Morgan

Students from Margaret Fain Elementary School have had their work published in the 2015 Edition Poetry Winnersof the Young American Poetry Digest.  Coordinated by Fain media specialist Twana Cannon, with the help of second thru fourth grade teachers, the students wrote Haiku’s that were submitted to The National Schools Project.

The purpose of the National Schools Project is to encourage student writing and provide an audience for student poetry. Schools from around the nation submit poems for publication each year.

As April is Poetry Month, students also performed their work in front of their peers during the school’s Poetry Showcase on April 1, 2015. Excited about sharing their work, students are asking to perform more of their work with another poetry showcase.


“The contest and showcase really ignited the students’ interest in learning more about poetry,” said Cannon.  “It was a wonderful opportunity to encourage and get kids excited about writing.”

Students whose work will be published are 2nd Grade-Yasmin Gallo, Justice Ephraim and Diniyah Simpson; 3rd Grade- Kayla Mapp, Matthew Nurse, London Watts and Jada Withers and 4th Grade- Antwann Smith, Ashanti Hill and Jadarious Gates.

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“We are proud of all our students for entering, and we hope that this experience adds to their excitement and encourages them to continue to learn and write.” said Cannon.

The school will receive a complimentary copy of the book.  The public can also order copies of the digest on the Young Poet’s website.

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