|The Ellington Poets with Principal Stevens and Mr. Cantu|
The Ellington Poets curriculum includes studying famous American Poets like Langston Hughes. This year, the poets performed original spoken word in response to reading and discussing various of Langston's finest poetic verse. The poem they wrote and performed was titled "Langston PRIDE" as an ode to practicing positivity, respect, integrity, determination and excellence as part of the PBIS/Character Education System we practice at the Duke Ellington School. "Of course they were inspired by Langston Hughes", says Ellington Poet Director and Arts Coordinator for PS4M, Mr. Cantu. "Not only his poetic wonder... but also for the character with which he lived his life".
To read some poems by Langston Hughes, click here! For more information about the Langston Hughes Festival, click here. Take a look at the video below to see the Ellington Poets perform!
The Ellington Poets Perform At The Langston Hughes Festival - 2017 from PS4M on Vimeo.