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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 is updated each Friday in April 2021.


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