An award-winning poet and Yale University lecturer will bring poetry to Tuckahoe middle school students on Wednesday, May 9. Poet David Johnson will run a 40-minute workshop where students will read and analyze his work, discuss the musicality of language and create a musical poem themselves.
Younger students will get a different sort of musical poetry lesson on Monday, May 14, when a group called “Squeaky Clean” will use music from the 1950s and 1960s to teach the cause and effect relationship between activism of young people and social & political change. The program, called “Rave on: The Roots of Rock in Roll,” will be taught to children in grades K-5. Another program, called “Growing Up 60s,” will be taught to middle school students.
The Tuckahoe Middle School Cultural Arts Program is sponsoring the programs.