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.

Radio Poets: Angelika De Castro

Apr 15, 2014

Angelika De Castro is a student at San Francisco's Tenderloin Elementary School, where she writes poetry and plays soccer as part of the AmericaSCORES program.  KALW is proud to bring her voice to the air during National Poetry Month.

"The Elements"
By Angelika De Castro

--Dedicated to the Philippines--

Fire

Red, orange, yellow the color of the flame.
Red, orange, yellow easy to blame.
Hot not cold, smoky and bold
Fire is hot, it can burn gold

Radio Poets: Neftaly Paredes

Apr 14, 2014

Neftaly Paredes is a student at San Francisco's E. R. Taylor Elementary School, where she writes poetry and plays soccer as part of the AmericaSCORES program.  KALW is proud to bring her voice to the air during National Poetry Month. 

My Life

By Neftaly Paredes

E.R. Taylor

 4th Grade

 

I’m happy when I play soccer 

I feel so happy in my life

It was my brothers birthday!!

Such a fun time!!!

 

I feel tired of running

But I wont give up!!

My teammates keep cheering up

Radio Poets: Jasmin Barrera

Apr 10, 2014

Jasmin Barrera is a student at San Francisco's Sanchez Elementary School, where she writes poetry and plays soccer as part of the AmericaSCORES program.  KALW is proud to bring her voice to the air during National Poetry Month.

“I see” 

By Jasmin Barrera

Sanchez Elementary School

 

I see 

I cannot see the world,

but I can see the words

and I can see the light

and I can see the moon

and I can see my mom’s laughs 

and I see the dreams of my father 

and I see my brother’s toys

 

Radio Poets: Melany Molina

Apr 9, 2014

 

Melany Molina is a student at San Francisco's Cleveland Elementary School, where she writes poetry and plays soccer as part of the AmericaSCORES program.  KALW is proud to bring her voice to the air during National Poetry Month.

“Untitled”

By Melany Molina

 Cleveland Elementary School

 

Be high in the sky

Don't fall with feelings

Like a pile of water

A full pond filled with water

Raindrop feelings

The thing is,

You don’t want to be like the water.

Radio Poets: Alex Alvarez

Apr 8, 2014

Alex Alvarez is a student at San Francisco's E. R. Taylor Elementary School, where he writes poetry and plays soccer as part of the AmericaSCORES program.  KALW is proud to bring his voice to the air during National Poetry Month.

 

"I am"

By Alex Alvarez

When I feel sad I get mad
Like a tiger without food
My teeth are like sugar
That you put in corn flakes
With just the bright amount
It can be perfect!!

Radio Poets: Daniella Gavarrete

Apr 7, 2014

Daniella Gavarrete is a student at San Francisco's Junipero Serra Elementary School, where she writes poetry and plays soccer as part of the AmericaSCORES program.  KALW is proud to bring her voice to the air during National Poetry Month.

“I Wish”

By Daniella Gavarrete

I wish I could help the Philippines

I see the children get food from the garbage

I wish I could be a cook
And cook for them

I wish I could be a doctor
And cure them

I wish I could be a construction worker
And build them new houses

Radio Poets: William Lozano

Apr 3, 2014

Will Lozano is a student at San Francisco's Redding Elementary School, where he writes poetry and plays soccer as part of the AmericaSCORES program.  KALW is proud to bring his voice to the air during National Poetry Month.

 

“My Dad Is”

When I see my dad I see me

When I hug him, it feels like a warm blanket on a cold winter night

When we eat, we are like hungry lions on the prowl

When he and I play catch and he says "Go Looong"

I feel like a dog playing fetch with a stick and having fun

Radio Poets: Luis Garcia

Apr 2, 2014

Luis Garcia is a student at San Francisco's Cleveland Elementary School, where he writes poetry and plays soccer as part of the AmericaSCORES program.  KALW is proud to bring his voice to the air during National Moetry Month.

 

Mi Nicaragua

by Luis Garcia

Mi Nicaragua is a place where you sudar como a chicharon

My Nicaragua is where you could eat cheese and salty queso y bean enchiladas

Mi Nicaragua is where you could take a shower en la noche and a shower en la lluvia

Sara Trujillo is a student at San Francisco's Leonard Flynn Elementary School, where she writes poetry and plays soccer as part of the AmericaSCORES program.  KALW is proud to bring her voice to the air during National Moetry Month.

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