The Communicator

Free Verse’s new direction: ‘Voice”

Free Verse's new direction: 'Voice
Ruby Taylor September 30, 2018

After 25 years of overseeing Community’s “Free Verse” magazine, Judith Dewoskin stepped down and handed her position over to Robert Morgan and Ken McGraw a few years ago. After...

Eleanor Olson: “How I Came into the World

March 29, 2016

Eleanor Olson reading "How I Came into the World."

Carson Borbely: “Medication”

Carson Borbely
Matthew Ferraro February 5, 2016 "Medication" by Carson Borbely: I love my small world. Morning. Ultraviolence on & faded in the background, the slow,...

Poets Speak

Carson Borbely
February 5, 2016

Shorts on the Ledge, 2013

Sofia Kromis and Nick Hagopian-Zirkel April 25, 2013

Tuesday afternoon instead of a normal class period, many forums gathered to listen to their friends, classmates, and even teachers read poems at the Poetry Club’s event, Shorts on the Ledge. Poetry...


Hazel O'Neil and Kanako Fujioka March 29, 2013

On March 15, around 150 students, teachers, parents and friends gathered in the Craft theater to witness the preliminary round for the Ann Arbor Youth Poetry Slam and hear some of Community High's incredibly...

Free Verse Goes Bow-Tie With Ken McGraw

One of many Free Verse posters made by McGraw's Creative Writing Class
Molly Kraus-Steinmetz, Copy Editor March 12, 2013

For the past 25 years, the posters decorating the walls of Community High School have urged students to submit prose, poetry, short stories and artwork to Judith DeWoskin for entry into Free Verse. But...

PSA: Submit to Free Verse

Students roaming the hallways beg you to submit to Free Verse.
Lily York March 8, 2013

Katie Taub, Hannah Lehker and Julia Karr are here to talk about Free Verse! The deadline is tomorrow, March 8th so it’s important that everyone submit their writing and artwork to Ken McGraw, since...

Poetry Club: Upcoming Slams and Alice’s Perspective

Alice Held writing poetry on the third floor of CHS.
Lily York February 18, 2013

Alice Held was in fifth grade when she first started writing poetry, and has continued to develop her unique style and voice since then. She remembers first becoming interested in poetry when Jeff Kass,...

Poetry By Eric Bayless-Hall

January 24, 2013

Strait Course Ceases By Eric Bayless-Hall Stories and stories Of floors littered with stories. Cardboard and plastic Stories broken down, Written in shattered windows. Unreadable scripts. Collapsed...

Poetry By Amelia Diehl

January 24, 2013

One day, my father built a deck in the backyard. By Amelia Diehl To build this deck My dad pulled together a handful of handymen friends from Quaker meeting and work, old neighbors. As we navigated...

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