Digital Publications

Digital Publications

The Quarantine Anthology Project

On March 25th, almost two weeks after Michigan schools closed and one day after the statewide stay-at-home order began in response to COVID-19, RAWK launched the Quarantine Anthology Project:

“Hello RAWKstars! We hope you are all settling in, taking care, and staying creative during the school closure! We’re all in the same situation. Stuck at home, missing our school routines, and our friends. And we don’t know what to expect next, so we have to wait. Now is a great time to write and create, of course! Not only will you keep your skills sharp, but writing about these uncertain times could help get through these next few weeks with kindness, empathy, and gratitude.”

Of course these challenges extended far beyond the lost end of the 2019–2020 school year, and so we have continued to press on.

Shelter In Place:
Stories and Words From the
Socially Distant Front Lines of Home

Volume 1
September 2020

Separate Together
Collected Works From Isolation

Volume 2
December 2020

Questions You Can’t Answer
Wisdom & Antibodies From
Our Heroes’ Virtual Journeys

Volume 3
March 2021

I Miss Sitting at My Desk
A Big Bright Scoop of Imagination from our Virtual World

Volume 4
June 2021

Kalamazoo Poetry Festival 2021

The Kalamazoo Poetry Festival pulled together an amazing two day virtual festival with the theme, “From The Wreckage”. RAWK released a collection of poetry written by youth since the beginning of the state and country response to the COVID health crisis, the police riots, and revolutionary uprisings.

RAWKin’ Through The Wreckage
Youth Poetry From a Year of
Uprisings, & Revolutions

April 2021

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