Students in Poetic Justice explore poetry as a medium to address political issues. During our three-week Civic term, students examine one political issue each week. This week, they explore the politics of immigration and incarceration. In preparation for this experience, students read a collection by incarcerated and formerly incarcerated poets from Poetry Magazine. They also watched the documentary Cambodian Son which explores the journey of Kosal Khiev from prisoner to world-class poet.
The students visited the Can You See Me? exhibit at the Weinberg/Newton Gallery to explore artworks by incarcerated youth. Director of Education Lisa Lindvay gave the students an in-depth tour of the exhibit, which offered an eye-opening and intimate look at youth incarceration.