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Now in its seventh year, the Poetry-in-Schools program is one of the many programs for teachers and students offered by the Folger. The only such program serving Washington, DC, public school students at the high school level, Poetry-In-Schools strives to introduce students to poetry, encourage new voices, and provide high school students with a college level writing workshop.


The program is available at no cost to participating schools. It has so far been offered at Anacostia High School, Eastern High School, Banneker High School, The IDEA Charter School, SEED Public Charter School, Thurgood Marshall Academy, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, and Wilson High School.


Still growing, the program serves currently four schools a year and hopes expand to reach all DC public high schools on a biennial basis.


In each  DC public high school, we work with a selected English teacher to provide a series of four to six in-class weekly workshops on reading, writing, and listening to poetry, led by a Folger Poetry Educator , a local published poet or scholar.


At the end of each workshop series, the class receives a visit by one of the nationally acclaimed poets reading in the Folger Poetry Series.



The students compile a book of their own poetry, which we bind and print.

Nina Mercer, Folger Poetry Educator


Poetry-in-Schools is grateful for the support of:

MARPAT Foundation, Inc.

Jacob and Charlotte Lehrman Foundation

Private Contributions

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