Radio Poets

Every April KALW partners with SFUSD students

Carol Munos, student-poet at San Francisco's E.R. Taylor Elementary.

For National Poetry Month, KALW and America SCORES Bay Area have teamed up to bring you the voices of young poets from San Francisco’s public schools.

America SCORES works in the Bay Area’s most challenged public elementary schools, using soccer and poetry to help young “poet-athletes” discover the benefits of working together as a team, the joy of physical activity, and the fun in reading and writing.

Throughout April 2017, you can hear these young people read their poems on KALW.

This year's series was produced by Kevin Vance, Matt Martin and Emily Queliza, and features students from Paul Revere, Marshall, Garfield, Junipero Serra, E.R. Taylor, and Moscone elementary schools in San Francisco.

"In a Paradise"

Aurora Nguyen, Garfield Elementary

"Tofu Like Kung Fu"

Martin Levy, Garfield Elementary

"Life in Mexico"

Chloe Price, Moscone Elementary

"Baby"

Pauline Barrera, Moscone Elementary

"My Life as a Dog"

Justin Fang, Garfield Elementary

"Joy and Yellow"

Leslie Avalos, Junipero Serra Elementary

"A Girl Who Saves the World"

Angelina Fang, Garfield Elementary

"My Side"

Eriberto Jimenez, Marshall Elementary

A Rainbow"

Zelia Curtiss,  Junipero Serra Elementary

 

"Love"

 

Sandra Mendoza, Junipero Serra Elementary


"My Feeling"

Carol Munos, E.R. Taylor Elementary

"Thank You Grandpa"

Marco Gongora, Paul Revere Elementary

Radio Poets 2016: Ruby Guzman

Apr 28, 2016
AmericaSCORES

Radio Poets 2016: Mellana Jackson

Apr 27, 2016
AmericaSCORES

Radio Poets 2016: Tyler Taylor

Apr 27, 2016
AmericaSCORES

Radio Poets 2016: Michael Phi

Apr 25, 2016
AmericaSCORES

Radio Poets 2016: Leslie Garcia

Apr 22, 2016
AmericaSCORES

Radio Poets 2016: Cora Cost

Apr 21, 2016
AmericaSCORES

Radio Poets 2016: Vanessa DeLeon

Apr 20, 2016
AmericaSCORES

Radio Poets 2016: Hector Roa

Apr 19, 2016
AmericaSCORES

Radio Poets 2016: Felix Mamrikov

Apr 18, 2016
AmericaSCORES


Radio Poets 2016: Sarah Wong

Apr 15, 2016
AmericaSCORES

Radio Poets 2016: Alexis Alcaraz Orozco

Apr 14, 2016
AmericaSCORES

Radio Poets 2016: Anjole Levaron

Apr 13, 2016
AmericaSCORES

Radio Poets 2016: Elan Villareal

Apr 12, 2016
AmericaSCORES

 

The One and Only Mom

Elan Villareal, Garfield Elementary School

I believe my mom is special

very special

She looks like me

She has brown straight hair like the soccer field lines

She has light brown, green, and yellow eyes.

Brown like dirt

Green like grass

Yellow like the opposing team’s jerseys

She has a smooth nose like our soccer balls

Radio Poets 2016: Antonio Gutierrez

Apr 12, 2016
AmericaSCORES

    

 

I’m a Fighter

Antonio Gutierrez, Junipero Serra Elementary School

 

Thug life, that’s what I was taught

Struggling trying to be good

A boy in the dark but has lots of heart

I’m a fighter

That’s what I’m told

Sounds like my life is a rap song but

That’s 100%

Losing those I love 

Have had pain my friend 

Radio Poets 2016: Valerie Martinez

Apr 8, 2016
AmericaSCORES

Radio Poets 2016: Michael Soto

Apr 7, 2016
AmericaSCORES

Radio Poets 2016: James Pham

Apr 6, 2016
AmericaSCORES

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