Martin, 2nd Grade, P.S. 276 (2019) is one of many brilliant local students from PS 276, PS 89, and PS1 that came to Poets House as part of a neighborhood arts-education initiative developed by Poets House, with the support of Goldman Sachs, to serve Lower Manhattan school children and build community through the art of poetry. Throughout the year, poet Dave Johnson and artist Felipe Galindo taught poetry lessons and led writing and art workshops for over 200 school children from three local elementary schools—PS 1, PS 89, and PS 276. Students learned analytical and critical thinking skills and cultivated an understanding and love of the art of poetry. In celebration of Poem in Your Pocket Day, some of these poems were distributed on our website and lines from the poems were posted on social media.
“Ponds,” Martin, 2nd Grade, P.S. 276 (2019)used with permission of the poet and his parents.
The Poetry Path is made possible through a partnership with Battery Park City Authority, partners in design and fabrication of the Poetry Path, with additional support from our Outreach Partner, Goldman Sachs. Special thanks to the Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams Foundation for funding the Poetry Path planning process, and to the Marcia Brady Tucker Foundation for supporting Poetry Path educational initiatives for youth and children.
Children’s poet, author, actor, and educator Charles Waters takes us on a tour of the Poetry Path in Battery Park City.