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Radio Poet Nyah


Hear a different poet at 7:49 a.m. Monday - Thursday throughout the month of April, which is National Poetry Month. Today's poet is Nyah reading, "Where I'm From." National Poetry Month was originally organized by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States.

For several years KALW has partnered with America Scores and the San Francisco United School District to bring you original poems written by young students, read in their own voice. 

Where I’m From, by Nyah

I am from Richmond 

where I like to be happy 

it is very big 

I hear cars 

I am from my home 

Where my mom likes to cook food 

Where I get to play with my dog Wolve

Like two racing dogs 

I am from the house 

I love my dog where I can see cats purr 

and I see my TV 

I am from my family 

That loves me 

My family tells me to go play

I feel as good as the sun

Kevin Vance created a program of folk music for KALW, A Patchwork Quilt, in October 1991. He grew up in Berkeley during the 1960s and '70s and spent his years learning in public schools, community colleges, bookstores, libraries, and non-commercial radio stations, as well as from the people around him. When he's not on the radio, then he's selling books, taking care of his family, listening to music, entering stuff into a computer, or taking a class.