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We’re so pleased to provide this archive of recordings of Eli Terry Jr. Middle School students reading some of their chosen poetry selections.  From humerous to somber, these selections reflect the diversity of talent and topic that great art is known for!

New recordings are posted daily to the Library’s Facebook page and this page was updated on April 19, 2021.  No additional poetry readings were available.  We look forward to collaborating with the Middle School again next year.


April 1 – Carley B. reads “The Letter A” by Darren Sardelli

April 2 – Gianna B. reads “On Turning Ten” by Billy Collins

April 3 – Maddison M. reads “‘Hope’ is the Thing with Feathers” by Emily Dickinson

April 4 – Nicholas P. reads “A Dog on his Master” by Billy Collins

April 5 – Lorelei T. reads her own poem, “Different”

April 6 – Danilo L. reads “Life Doesn’t Frighten Me” by Maya Angelou

April 7 – Derek W. reads “The Silliest Teacher in School” by Darren Sardelli

April 8 – Mia G. reads “The Rose That Grew From Concrete” by Tupac Shakur

April 9 – Jayden R. reads “My Next Door Neighbor is a Witch” by Samiya Vallee

April 10 – Rocco C. reads “The Wolf Inside Me” by S.R.W.

April 11 – Bobby S. reads “The Snowball” by Shel Silverstein

April 12 – Ayden R. reads “Haiku (selections from “Ghost of Tsushima”)”

April 13 – Danny S. reads “Wide Receiver” by Mark Halliday

April 14 – Cassandra F. reads “Society” by Nadia McGhee

April 15 – Ryan L. reads “A Dog on his Master” by Billy Collins

April 16 – Annabella T. reads “My Big Fat Cat” by Christian M. Mitewu