I Am from Everything and Nothing at All vol. 1
This poetry collection sweeps across the plains of feeling and tone, exploring questions of origin, depicting corner store drama, and railing against thwarted love. To read these poems, written by tenth graders at Bronx Leadership Academy II, is to watch these young writers coming into their sense of voice and making the genre of poetry their own.
From the book:
Everyday I am a different kind of person.
I still search for mermaids on unicorns.
I eat 507 meals now and
Combine stars with a cup of moon water.
Humans still don’t like me.
I will remain different.
– Yashira C.