April is National Poetry Month!
Hear Poetry Minutes on WKMS weekdays in April at 7:19 a.m. during Morning Edition, at 11:19 a.m. during Sounds Good and at 4:19 p.m. during All Things Considered.
Celebrating Shakespearean Sonnets
This year, kids from Murray Middle School are celebrating by reading and writing sonnets inspired by Shakespeare. Dr. Barbara Cobb of the Murray Shakespeare Festival coordinated with area schools to bring Shakespeare into the classroom through reading and writing workshops. WKMS had the opportunity to record Kristen Swisher's 4th Grade class at Murray Middle School reading their own creative works.
Made Possible By
Poetry Minutes are underwritten by Primary Care Medical Center of Murray. Special thanks to Kristen Swisher and her talented class, also to Kiera Taylor for recording intros and outros. The theme song is "Forever (Instrumental Remix)" by Escort.
Hear the Poetry Minutes Online:
Here's the schedule. We'll add the audio after each minute finishes its broadcast run on air.
April 1: "Laser Dino" by Aidan Wix
April 2: "Thy Gymnastics" by Eliana Purcell
April 3: "Ash My Cat" by Emily Snellen
April 4: "Better Than the Lakers" by Caleb Cauley
April 7: "Star Wars Episode VII" by Andrew Orr
April 8: "My Best Friend" by Skylar Swalls
April 9: "NCAA Players" by Caden Kelly
April 10: "The Church Has Called for Me to Sing" by Jade Oakley
April 11: "A Gloomy Day" by Jonas Stockwell
April 14: "Obi Wan" by Joseph Whisenant
April 15: "Shall I Compare School Breaks to School?" by Emily Burditt
April 16: "Math Beats Poetry Again" by Abhishek Das
April 17: "Wolves" by Isaac Bourne
April 18: "Hawaii" by Dhevin Patel
April 21: "NBA Players" by Chase Renick
April 22: "Snakes" by Nathan Fang
April 23: "Ice Cream" by Cammie Arnett
April 24: "Video Games" by Gavin Klotz
April 25: "Jedi" by Joshua Eaton
April 28: "Upset" by Nickolas Holcomb
April 29: "Our Trip" by Apirada Chetawatee
April 30: "Friends" by Ainsley Byers