Saturday, April 06, 2019

Border Kid

Still more for National Poetry Month! 

Emily D. created this video for the poem, “Border Kid" by David Bowles from Here We Go: A Poetry Friday Power Book (Pomelo Books, 2016). 


Gail Aldous said...

Wow, an amazing poem and video! The photos have lingered in my mind since yesterday when I first watched it. Powerful!

Sylvia Vardell said...

Thanks! Emily will be thrilled to hear that. I agree, she did a lovely job taking this thoughtful poem and giving us images to help us consider it deeply.

Kristine George said...

This spoke to me as well. I grew up in El Paso and David Bowles’ poem captures so well the sense of border crossing. I remember my confusion and questions when — as a child — my family would go to Juarez and I would see firsthand the poverty and the stark contrast between my life and those of the children I saw.