High School Holds First “Poetry Slam”

RAHWAY—On Thursday, Jan. 22, Rahway High School held its first “Poetry Slam,” showcasing the talents of students enrolled in the creative writing elective taught by English teacher Kimberly Kiefer, as well as several other students.  The event drew an audience of more than 100 people, and is the first of more to come.

Kiefer is proud of the efforts put forth by all who participated. “There were over 100 students, from every ‘group’ here at RHS on a cold January night,” she said. “I am swept off my feet by the encouragement and support they showed one another as they shared their work.  I am already planning April’s Slam.”


Rahway High School sophomore Charisma Blackwell reads original poetry to an audience of more than 100.


Senior Richard Sanchez reads a poem he penned at the Rahway High School Poetry Slam. (Photos courtesy of Rahway High School)

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