Education Matters: Poets Enlighten Valley Students Days Before Inauguration

 Just two days before Donald Trump becomes president some students are learning how to deal with the end of a bitter political cycle.  Traveling Poets from the " Get Lit " Spoken Poetry Troop made a special stop today at Washington Union High School.
 
Members of the traveling Poets say it's especially important for students to be able to express themselves after the bitter Presidential campaign, and with the historic transition now taking place in Washington, D.C. 
 
Washington Union Poetry Coach Gaby Brittsan emphasizes the point, saying, "They often times don't know how to express how they feel about that...poetry is a very beautiful place to hear so many different voices and so many differences".   Brittsan says the traveling Poets help students get in touch with inner conflicts and emotions. 
"it also brings up a really amazing discussion about listening to everybody's voices and to listening to everybody's opinions
 
Poetry club member trinity najera says the group has helped her get through some serious growing pains, saying, ""here's a way to maybe have some light at the end of the dark tunnel". 
 
The school's poetry club and slam team are preparing to head to l-a this april for a national poetry competition. students cann still audtion for each team. The group's appearance was funded by special donations.
 

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