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The Whole World Is Watching

“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.

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7 Year Old Me

by Helen

First sentence:

I wished I could go back / To the time I played with sand and made sand houses

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Inside My Mind

by Adrianna

First sentence:

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.

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Young Love

by Emely

First sentence:

I sit in class / I know I'm young / But I wonder / What is love

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OB Gamer

by Duwayne

First sentence:

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.

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