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In Their Own Words

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Harlem Academy students’ poems were among 12 selected by celebrated author Jacqueline Woodson for display at the New York Botanical Garden’s Chihuly sculpture exhibit. Chosen from a pool of more than 150 Tri-State area submissions, the poems were evaluated using no identifying information, so each had to stand on merit alone. Winning poems came from independent schools, charter schools, and traditional public schools, but HA was the only school with multiple winners.





The New York Botanical Garden’s CHIHULY exhibit runs through October 29. The winning students’ poems are displayed alongside the pieces that inspired their work.

Special thanks to the Poetry Society of America for their partnership with Harlem Academy’s Visiting Poets Program.