Camp WITS: 2016 Audio Collection

Need a soundtrack for your Labor Day weekend?

Four weeks ago, eight teens gathered at the Garfield Teen Life Center‘s recording studio to give us these emphatically–and sometimes collaboratively–performed poems. Written during their time at Camp WITS under the mentorship of WITS Writers Nikkita Oliver and Daemond Arrindell, they grapple with the vastness of identity, responsibility, and adulthood; they call us to still ourselves for a moment to listen, to transform.

Special thanks to our teaching artists, Nikkita and Daemond, and to this album’s producer, Terry Calloway. Finally, thank you to all of our partners at the Garfield Teen Life Center, and to the poets for sharing this beautifully recorded work.


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Addryan:

 

Aubri:

 

Carlynn:

 

Frances:

 

Jared:

 

Jasmine:

 

Maddie:

 

Sarah:

 

“The Broken Window”:

 

“My Life is in my Hands”:

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