Apples by Grace Schulman
Rain hazes a street cart's green umbrella
M. Degas Teaches Art & Science at Durfee Intermediate School, Detroit 1942 by Philip Levine
In Michael Robins’s class minus one by Bob Hicok
At the desk where the boy sat, he sees the Chicago River
We Real Cool by Gwendolyn Brooks
We real cool. We
Sick by Shel Silverstein
Being Jewish in a Small Town by Lyn Lifshin
Someone writes kike on
One A.M. [excerpt] by David Young
You'll show that toad-eater who wrote Night Thoughts
First Gestures by Julia Spicher Kasdorf
Among the first we learn is good-bye,
Evening Walk as the School Year Starts by Sydney Lea
When was the last lobotomy, I wonder
Pledge by Elizabeth Powell
Republic, your cool hands / On my schoolgirl shoulders.
The Junior High School Band Concert by David Wagoner
When our semi-conductor
The Testing-Tree by Stanley Kunitz
On my way home from school
Theme for English B by Langston Hughes
The instructor said,
Why Latin Should Still Be Taught in High School by Christopher Bursk
Because one day I grew so bored
Niggerlips by Martín Espada
Niggerlips was the high school name
Panty Raid by Terri Ford
It is 1974 and out the institutional open windows
The Hand by Mary Ruefle
The teacher asks a question
Mary's Lamb by Sarah Josepha Hale
Mary had a little lamb,
Sentimental Education by Mary Ruefle
Ann Galbraith / loves Barry Soyers.
Nonsense Alphabet by Edward Lear
A was an ant
Gradeschool's Large Windows by Thomas Lux
weren't built to let the sunlight in
You and Your Ilk by Thomas Lux
I have thought much upon
The High-School Lawn by Thomas Hardy
Gray prinked with rose