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Students at Arden Cahill Academy share their love of Louisiana culture

Arden Cahill in the spotlight! In this episode of Confetti Park, we meet some of the teachers and students at Arden Cahill Academy in Gretna, Louisiana, and hear some of the original poems and essays created by students in the seventh and eighth grades under teachers Nick and Rick Mithun. Nick Mithun teaches French, while […]

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Pizza Poetry Project

Pizza Poetry Project encourages writing by New Orleans school kids

Question: What’s better than getting a hot pizza pie delivered to your front door? Answer: Getting a hot pizza pie delivered with a side of poetry! LISTEN TO POEMS BY NEW ORLEANS SCHOOL KIDS Anyone ordering a pizza in the city of New Orleans on April 15 got a bit of lagniappe with their pie… they […]

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Darrell Bourque

Sunday Afternoons – a poem by Darrell Bourque

“It was the sound of horses’ hooves that drummed and lodged…” Louisiana poet laureate Darrell Bourque narrates a poem of childhood for Confetti Park. This is “Sunday Afternoons,” a memory of his own experiences growing in a rural Cajun community near Sunset, Louisiana. Mr. Bourque is Professor Emeritus in English at the University of Louisiana […]

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