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Guest Speaker Su Hwang showcases her poetry while inspiring young writers

Author Su Hwang discusses her book with students

Zekiah Juliusson, RubicOnline

February 8, 2020

“I thought it was a great experience because you really do not get to do this every day.” - Alisson Audette

Students bring poetry up close and personal

Junior Addie Morrisette pictured with her friendship-focused poetry project. The poems are copied in her friends' handwriting.

Sharee Roman, The Rubicon

December 15, 2019

Final projects from the Poetry of Connection and Community elective can be seen all over the school.

[Episode 3] “Given” by Claire Wahmanholm

[Episode 3]

Meagan Massie, The Rubicon

December 6, 2019

Senior Meagan Massie talks with students about poems and poetry in a monthly podcast.

[Episode 2] “Tune Out” with Kate Thomas

[Episode 2]

Meagan Massie, The Rubicon

November 5, 2019

Senior Meagan Massie talks with students about poems and poetry in a monthly podcast.

Poetry class uses English commons to read poems about activism

Junior Gabriella Thompson reads

Evelyn Sampsell-Jones, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

Students read poems about topics ranging from the assassination of Harvey Milk to changing the world and the importance of acting on an issue versus talking about it.

[PODCAST] Snider recounts experience, success in slam poetry

Junior Anna Snider performs at a poetry slam.

Noah Raaum, Creative Design Manager

April 25, 2019

Junior Anna Snider, a student poet, joins us to share her experience with slam poetry.

Snider slams her poetic truth

Junior Anna Snider performs a poem of hers at a slam.

Claire Hallaway, The Rubicon Editor

March 9, 2019

Poetry is where junior Anna Snider has found her passion.

[Q&A] The poet’s mind: Inside the writing process

Wahmanholm book of poetry, Wilder, was published last November by Milkweed Editions press.

Sam Hanson, RubicOnline Editor

December 19, 2018

A Q&A with Upper school English teacher and poet Dr. Claire Wahmanholm.

Poet Bao Phi talks to 10th graders about writing, racism, American society

Bao Phi, an Asian American poet, talked about his poetry collection, Thousand Star Hotel.

Bobby Verhey, RubicOnline Editor

October 12, 2018

Poetry performance artist and published author Bao Phi spoke to the sophomore class during Wednesday's X-Period on the topics of race, fatherhood, and American society.

Wahmanholm wins 2018 Lindquist & Vennuum Prize for Poetry

Dr. Claire Wahmanholm is an US English teacher.

Kelby Wittenberg, RubicOnline Editor

May 11, 2018

Dr. Claire Wahmanholm won $10,000 in prize money and will have a collection of her poems published nationally.

Book Fest keynote writes for an audience

Book Fest keynote writes for an audience

Chloe Morse, The Rubicon Editor

November 10, 2017

Mike Bazzett will speak to the student body on Nov. 13 about poetry and its relevance for today's readers.

Recitations: “Poetry: Craft and Criticism” students present poems

Junior Jack Johnston recites

Javier Whitaker-Castaneda, Managing Editor

February 28, 2016

Students in poetry class recite a poem of their choosing.