CNUSD Poetry Showcase

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CNUSD Poetry Showcase

Pictured above is the program for the event.

Pictured above is the program for the event.

Nayeli Rubio

Pictured above is the program for the event.

Nayeli Rubio

Nayeli Rubio

Pictured above is the program for the event.

Nayeli Rubio, Writer

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On Thursday, the Corona-Norco Unified School District held a poetry showcase at the CNUSD Learning Center South. One student from our very own school, senior Britney Obasi, performed her original poem called “The Lines on My Shoes.”

The theme of the showcase was “Stand Up! Speak Out!”, and the venue became a comfortable space where students shared and performed their original thoughts and poems. In addition to student poetry, the night included three featured poets and several dance performances by CNUSD high school dance teams.

Nadine Loza is the ERHS teacher librarian, and attended the event. According to her, slam poetry is “an art form where an original piece of poetry is performed.” It should be performed ” with a lot of emotion and integrity,” and the vulnerability of writing in such a way has led many to find it as a great from of self-expression.

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Nadine Loza (left), Britney Obasi (center), and Rebecca Deragisch (right).

After performing, Obasi felt energized and excited. She said that she has written a lot, but decided to perform because as a senior, she “wanted to try it out.” She also added that to her, poetry means “a lot of things-it’s supposed to be inspiring, its supposed to…tell the world an interesting story.”

Leading up to the showcase, a “handful of students…have been working with us throughout the year on creating their poetry,” reported Loza.

The event seemed to be a success, filled with memorable poetry and touching words.