So my friend Kyle J. Skovira, poet, teaches in my wonderful city of Rochester. Recently, he worked with a group of students for National Poetry Month (NaPoMo). Despite technical difficulties and the creative process (which, some days, I am convinced is out to kill us all), they were able to produce a video of the students reading poetry that they wrote together. It deals with identity, which, let’s face it, is something we’re being kind of harsh about toward Millennials. That group is getting way more criticism than anything else, and we have to remember that this is the generation that’s going to care for us when we’re old. Kids younger and younger are getting asked to defend who they are without really giving them a chance to explore their own identity. It’s not surprising that this question is more acutely felt for the group whose parents grew up on The Breakfast Club. So, bearing that in mind, stop and think about what they’re saying.
I can totally get behind a group of kids working hard and creating art – we need more dreamers in the world to help those that can’t dream.