The poetry minutes for National Poetry Month this year come from the 6th grade class of Carlisle County Middle School in Bardwell, KY. The Kentucky Arts Council partnered with the Kentucky Historical Society and centered the theme around Kentucky's history of voting. The student poets were inspired by a specific work of art, "County Election 1852" by George Caleb Bingham. Perspectives from the painting range from the voters, the buildings, and a dog included in frame.
Constance Alexander, a prolific poet and advocate for the arts, visited Sounds Good to discuss the KY Art Council's poetry minutes in honor of National Poetry Month. She recites several selections from Carlisle Middle School entries, and also discusses upcoming celebratory events, including a poetry reading at the Calloway County Public Library on April 23rd at 6 p.m.