WELCOME TO THE TREASURE HOUSE: Celebrating 26 years!

A poetry student from Aldea Infantil SOS Orphanage, poses proudly with her umbrella. In Fall 2003, Border Voices offered free poetry workshops in two orphanages, while continuing to teach poetry in hundreds of classrooms in San Diego County.

A poetry student from Aldea Infantil
SOS Orphanage, poses proudly with her umbrella. In Fall 2003, Border Voices offered free poetry workshops in two orphanages, while continuing to teach poetry in hundreds of classrooms in San Diego County.

 

 

Poetry is like flips on the wet, soft grass …
Poetry tastes like strawberries and
all other kinds of fruit …
It is as sweet as an angel.
It is the animal of life

Amy Inman Grade 3,
Border Voices Poetry Project Miramar Ranch Elementary
Amy read her poem to the Pope in Rome, 1998

Ever since 1993, the world’s most famous poets (imagine Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet laureates Billy Collins and Kay Ryan) have trekked to San Diego and left raving about the huge successes of the Border Voices Poetry Project: “Like many writers and educators, I have a dream of bringing major poets into the schools . . . and promoting poetry in every classroom. That vision has already begun in San Diego, thanks to the Border Voices Poetry Project…’’

Dana Gioia,
Poet, critic and former chairman
of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Border Voices places poets in hundreds
of classrooms throughout
San Diego County, resulting in spectacular

increases in scores on standardized tests.


To help bring creativity to our kids and the schools, people with
a little extra cash can make a tax deductible gift.

Continue this legacy! 

Click to recieve our FREE ANTHOLOGY 

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To make your donation, follow these simple directions:

1. When you click on the DONATION BUTTON above
you’ll be taken to a page at an SDSU Website.

2. You will be asked who you wish to donate to, and so on.

3. Select the line that says “other designation” near the top of the page.
Fill in the code for Border Voices – C00869. (zeros not o)

Thank you for your generous support! See you at the next Border Voices Fair!

Yes, we have free poetry fairs, featuring celebrated poets from around the world, who have delighted thousands of people. The fair includes students reading theiraward-winning poems, Risa the Poetry Clown, music and other delights.To get a “feel” for a Border Voices Poetry Fair, check out the fair schedule And Border Voices TV and radio shows have entertained millions on ITVSee the schedule on your local Educational TV channel, either Cox 16 or AT&T 99.

A Literary Treasure Chest (Online Magic)

(1) A complete list of Border Voices poets that teachers can bring into the classroom.
The poets are available throughout the county. See Meet the Poet-Teachers 
El Cajon, San Diego, National City, La Mesa, Oceanside, Vista, Carlsbad, Escondido.
(2) To order the 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016 paperback anthologies and
the 2015 e-book click on Anthologies
(3) Poems by award-winning students 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016
(4) A report showing how Border Voices boosts test scores and student self-esteem. Soaring Scores: THE RIGHT STUFF
(5) A proposal to create an ”endowment for poetry” to serve the students of San Diego: Case Study

Start clicking, and enjoy the treasury of art and information that has been gathered in this electronic Ali Baba’s cave by the Border Voices Project.

“Border Voices is like nothing
I’ve ever done … I have never
had a better sense of mixing
poetry worlds together

– Donald Hall: one of America’s most-honored poets

 

A CHARMING INTRO TO BORDER VOICES POETRY: 9-year-old Brianna Harrison (above) wowed a crowd of 7,500 when she introduced Maya Angelou at Cox Arena. Brianna recited Ms. Angelou’s most famous poem, “I Rise,” with infectious gusto. FOR MORE POETRY-ON-FILM, visit our archives at YouTube.

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

 

The students, poets, parents and teachers
of Border Voices thank you
for your interest and support!