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GSU Spotlight: Student Poets Share for National Poetry Month

By Tyree Burnett

Since its founding in 2008, Lyrical Quest, a student group at Grambling State University, has offered an outlet for student artists. Singers, poets, rappers, and musicians on campus perfect their craft and foster their skills performing everything from original pieces to covers of their favorite artists.

In honor of National Poetry Month, GSU would like to spotlight two talented poets from Lyrical Quest.

Spotlight Question: How Do You Get the Courage to Perform?

“Just have fun and remember why you’re doing it, just to tell your story and tell your truth,” exclaims Sherrell Martin, an Elementary Education major from Bogalusa, LA, and noted spotlight artist of GSU’s Lyrical Quest.

Spotlight Question: Why is Poetry Important to You?

Kadedra Ashton, a sophomore Psychology major from Shreveport, LA says, “Poetry gives me a better outlook, and it lets me express myself to people who want to say it, but they don’t say it”.

Congratulations ladies. Continue perfecting your craft and sharing your truth through performance.

About National Poetry Month
National Poetry Month was established in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets. After the observed success of National Women’s and Black History month; the Academy was inspired to create a month to bring awareness and appreciation to the art of poetry. Today, National Poetry Month is the most popular literacy celebration in the world.