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Radio Poet April


Hear a different poet at 6:49 a.m. Monday - Thursday throughout the month of April, which is National Poetry Month. Today's poet is April reading, "A Poem for Mia." 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.   

A Poem for Mia, by April

My life is filled with your smiles

I love it

And I can see it from a mile

I feel your heart

pounding next to mine

I see your eyes

Wide and bright

You are an everlasting light

You bring us all fun and joy

The days are slow

When you’re not here

I really wish that you were near

But when we go on adventures

You sit on my lap

And we try very hard not to take a nap

I love you Mia

My little sis.

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.