Six of Houston’s most renown poets, including a poet laureate, entertained about 60 students, parents, faculty, and staff during Cristo Rey Jesuit’s first poetry night. Held at the Fr. T.J. Martinez, SJ, Center for Mission and Ministry, the event was made possible by English Teacher Lupe Mendez after he surveyed students about their interest in poetry.
“I want to expose kids to this art,” said Mendez. “The students really took it all in and were engaged.”
Students had an opportunity to attend a writing workshop prior to the poet readings. Music was provided by local deejay, DJ Del Sur.
The event was covered by student journalist Luis Alonzo, who is writing an article on the event for the student newsletter.