We hosted Marfa Elementary School's Fourth Grade Class Friday, February 15th, for a poetry reading in honor of Black History Month. The event featured small groups of students reading classic poems by a number of great poets including Langston Hughes and Kevin Young. The students also be read original poems to the music of Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, Louis Jordan and a many of other Jazz legends. A chapbook of student work is available for sale and proceeds will support the Marfa Elementary Activity Fund.
The event was the conclusion of a five week poetry class organized by Ms. Heidi Roman with assistance from Tim Johnson of the Marfa Book Company. Special thanks to the Marfa Education Fund, Robert and Rosario Halpern, Suzi Gruschkis and Andrew Peters for their support.