Ransom Everglades' longtime Poets in Residence, Kane Smego and Giddy Perez, offered their usual blend of spoken-word instruction, entertainment and encouragement during a number of poetry workshops during the week of April 20. They addressed all upper school students at a virtual assembly, visited classes and held an all-school after-school poetry workshop.
They urged RE students to participate in the school's poetry club, which was formed after their first visit to the school a few years ago, to create and connect with like-minded peers. The COVID-19 crisis, they told students, provided an opportunity for lasting commentary.
"If you want to cement your place in history, write during this time," Perez told upper school students on April 20. "COVID isn't forever, but poetry is."
Kareena Rudra '20, president of RE's poetry club, shared one of her spoken-word poems with the upper school student body.
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.