Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Awesomeness at Four and Twenty

We'd like to take a moment to point out some awesomeness over at Four and Twenty journal: a special edition featuring poems and artwork by the students in Laura Truitt’s fifth grade class at York Elementary in Vancouver, Washington.

It's neat to see a poetry journal-- something usually stereotyped as stuffy, effete, and distant-- actually doing good in the community, and for me as an editor it's an inspiring piece of work.  All those people who go on about how "this young generation" is going nowhere obviously haven't read Dillon Lumen's "Wasteland of Fear," Megan Sarygen's "Butterfly," or Kaelan Skimhorn's "From Dawn to Evening."  It's not just that they're good poems for kids-- they're flat-out good poems, period.

So massive props to the kids in Ms. Truitt's class at York Elementary and massive props to Four and Twenty.  Go check out their work.

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