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Carlisle High School students pictured with Poet Laureate Ada Limón during her visit to Dickinson College .

Poet Laureate Ada Limón Visits Carlisle

Ollie Daniels, Staff Writer March 9, 2023

A paragon of poetic success arrived in Carlisle on  February 15th to meet with Carlisle and Dickinson College students. Poet Laureate Ada Limón now has a total of six published works, several of which...

VIRAL VERSE: Collections of works such as Wonderland by Matthew Dickman, Leatherbound Love Poems Collection (Barnes and Noble Exclusive), and Life of the Party by Olivia Gatwood, which found fame on TikTok.  A variety of poetry genres have found home on the bookshelves and in the hearts of teenagers right next to their favorite cup of coffee.

Comfort and composition: Adolescent expression through poetry (Editorial)

Jenna Coller, Editor-in-Chief February 28, 2022

Literature has always been a crucial aspect of human expression. Especially during 2020, when most of the world was locked inside their homes, escapism became the only way of staying sane and poetry provided...

I feel like I appreciate being able to form expressions and emotions without people knowing exactly what Im talking about, and leaving it up to interpretation for other people.”-  Emma Peachey, Sophomore

Herd In The Halls: “What makes poetry important to you?

Aniah Filteau, Staff Writer February 28, 2022

For this edition of Herd in the Halls, we chatted with recent Scholastic Writing Award-winning poets from CHS, asking "What makes poetry important to you?" Click on "Gallery" to see their responses.

During Poetry Week, students are encouraged to wear their favorite poems on their clothing.  Wearable Poetry will be on Wednesday April 17 this year.

Poetic expressions: NEHS to host Poetry Week

Summer Hollingsworth, Staff Writer April 15, 2019

Poetry can be a great medium to express feelings and emotions, and the word poetic is often used to describe something mystical and beautiful. At CHS, students and staff are focused on maintaining an...

Senior Grace Wellmon recites poetry at the most recent Coffeehouse. Poetry readings were added to transition between musical acts and contribute another element of art to the evening.

“Poetry is music, music is poetry”: Poetry added to the second Coffeehouse

Autiana Easley, Student Life writer January 26, 2018

Any student who admires the arts and performance will look forward to CHS’s annual Coffeehouse. Planned and performed three times a year, students ready to show their stuff will audition and perform...

Ava Wendelken recites Planetarium by Adrienne Rich. She won first place in the competition, and will represent Carlisle High School at the regional competition.

Poetry Out Loud 2017 (Photos)

Samanthan Martin, Staff Writer January 20, 2017

The local annual poetry recitation contest, Poetry Out Loud, was held on Wednesday, January 18, at 7pm.  This year's winner, sophomore Ava Wendelken, will move on to the regional competition later this...

Junior Declan Waters and freshman Lauren Klepp performed at this years First Cup coffeehouse.

Coffeehouse allows students to express themselves

Janae Ely, Staff Writer October 3, 2016

The Coffeehouse: First Cup held on Sept 26 was organized by English teacher Sue Biondo-Hench and technical adviser Greyson Rech at Carlisle High School. Singers were able to show their voices. People attended...

Sophomore Noah Fowler

Overflowing with Talent: Coffeehouse returns for First Cup

Harry Wendelken, Student Life September 30, 2015

  Over this past weekend, scores of teachers, students and parents from the CHS community came together for an extraordinary night of music, food, poetry and all around good times. This was...

The Coffeehouse will take place on September 26th at the Fowler Courtyard at 7 p.m.

Ready to serve: Coffeehouse ‘First Cup’ to return this weekend

Allisya Mullins, Student life writer, Photographer September 22, 2015

Coffeehouse is having their annual fall performance night, The First Cup, on Saturday Sept 26 in the Fowler Courtyard from 7-9:30 p.m. There will be a three dollar entrance fee for students, five for...

Come out to Coffeehouse: The First Cup for a relaxing evening of music and fun, Sat Sept 27 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults.

Coffeehouse: the First Cup of 2014-2015 (Event)

Periscope staff September 16, 2014

Coffeehouse:  The First Cup Saturday, September 27 Fowler Courtyard Café  (In the event of rain, the coffeehouse will be held in the Swartz Auditorium.) 7:00-9:30 $3 for students        ...

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