A journey from streetwise to sonnets : Poetry helps at-risk kids express themselves

The Gazette, By Peggy Curran

Fresh from the basketball court at Mountainview High, two youths are having trouble getting their heads around this sonnet business.
“Can I go wash my face? Man, sweat is like drying on my face.”
Montreal poet Larissa Andrusyshyn leads this workshop for troubled and at-risk kids, sponsored by the Quebec Writers’ Federation and the Centre for Literacy of Quebec, and she isn’t letting them off the hook that easily. Read more…