“The Whole World Is Watching throbs with urgency and intelligence, offering a window into the lives, minds, hearts of this city’s young poets.” —Nina MacLaughlin, The Boston Globe.
826 Boston’s first poetry anthology brings together the work of 8th-12th graders in the Writers’ Room programs at the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science, the Jeremiah E. Burke High School, the Boston Teachers Union K-8 School, Boston International Newcomers Academy, and the Rafael Hernández K-8 School.
Foreword by Porsha Olayiwola, Boston Poet Laureate.
I wished I could go back / To the time I played with sand and made sand housesRead Now
I’m depressed, I’m Alone, I feel like my life isn’t my own. / This society is boosting my Anxiety telling me I am not good enough.Read Now
I sit in class / I know I'm young / But I wonder / What is loveRead Now
Yes I am a gamer, but don’t you dare underestimate me / For with a controller in my hand, I can bend the world to my will.Read Now