Ninth graders, Nia Moore and Nicole Rashkover were selected by Ms. Umansky to attend the High School Poetry Intensive on Saturday May 5th at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY. The day involved several workshops with published poets, and teenagers from the five boroughs. Students were expected to bring a poem of their own to workshop and to already be familiar with writing and reading poetry. As both Nia and Nicole have been had many poems published in York’s literary and art magazine, Genesis, they were a perfect fit!
Nia Moore said of the event, “Some things I noticed about the other students there was that they all wrote about something different, in their own unique way, no matter what the prompt was. What I enjoyed was that despite their topic or form, they all had the same depth to their writing.”