Ada writes that her piece was inspired by "a picture of a girl sitting down and leaning on her arm, her
hair blowing in the wind. Beneath her, mostly covered by her shadow, is a
heart drawn in the sand."
Bianca Caputo of Hazen Union High School writes: "When I was in my sophomore year, I went on a writing kick. That same
year I started night running and it helped deal with a bunch of my
problems. Writing is another outlet for me so the two naturally came
This piece was written beneath the clouds, and has since been chosen
for publication in the YWP anthology. This recording was made from a
live reading at our anthology release party in front of a hushed crowd
of over 150 people.
Sophie writes: "Poetry changed the way I look at the world. When I write, the words just pour out from inside of me and when I step back and look at what I have written, I can finally understand what I’m feeling."
Julia Seaman, a sophomore at Hanover High School, says, "Writing, especially poetry, allows me to express my feelings and
thoughts in a way I can’t when I’m just talking. My truest voice comes
out when I write."