Historias del Vecindario: Poesía de Denny 2016

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Historias del Vecindario: Poesía de Denny 2016 is the culmination of a project with Jack Straw artists in residence and students from the eighth grade Dual Language Spanish Immersion program at Denny International Middle School in Seattle, Washington during the spring of 2016.

Denny students and staff come from diverse backgrounds and represent many different countries. During this program, Spanish literacy students worked with Jack Straw Writing Fellow and Seattle Civic Poet Claudio Castro Luna to capture the stories of their neighborhoods in poetry. Vocal coaches Katya Davida Landau, Kerry Skalsky and Yadira Duarte worked with the students to begin sharing their poems out loud and build confidence in the power of their voice. Audio Engineers Daniel Guenther and CJ Lazenby joined the vocal coaches to record the students reading their own poetry in the professional studios of Jack Straw Cultural Center.

Historias del Vecindario: Poesía de Denny 2016 es la culminación de un proyecto con artistas en residencia de Jack Straw con estudiantes del programa de inmersión de octavo grado de Denny International Middle School en Seattle, Washington durante la primavera de 2016.

Los estudiantes y personal de Denny tienen diversos orígenes y representan muchos países diferentes. Durante este programa, los estudiantes de lectura y escritura en español trabajaron con la Poeta Cívica de Seattle y Miembro de Jack Straw, Claudia Castro Luna, para capturar historias de sus vecindarios a través de la poesía. . Los entrenadores de voz Yadira Duarte, Katya Davida Landau, y Kerry Skalsky trabajaron con los estudiantes para animarlos a compartir sus poemas en voz alta y cultivar la confianza en el poder de sus voces. Los técnicos de audio Daniel Guenther y CJ Lazenby ayudaron a los entrenadores de voz a grabar a los estudiantes en los estudios profesionales del Centro Cultural de Jack Straw.

Historias del Vecindario: Poesía de Denny 2016 was produced by Jack Straw Cultural Center and Denny International Middle School with the generous support of the Denny PTSA, the Washington State Arts Commission, and individual contributors.  Special thanks to Denny 8th grade Spanish immersion students, teacher Liz Olsen, librarian Jeff Treistman, and Denny principal Jeff Clark who all helped make this program possible.

Jack Straw artist team : Seattle Civic Poet Claudia Castro Luna, vocal coaches Katya Davida Landau, Kerry Skalsky, and Yadira Duarte, audio engineers Daniel Guenther and CJ Lazenby, production assistants Gus Meyer and Joel Maddox, web designer Levi Fuller, and Jack Straw Executive Director Joan Rabinowitz.


Claudia Castro Luna - Portrait

Claudia Castro Luna

Claudia Castro Luna is Washington State Poet Laureate. She served as Seattle’s Civic Poet, from 2015-2017 and is the author of the Pushcart nominated Killing Marías, (Two…