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Upper School welcomes Alabama Poet Laureate Ashley M. Jones

To kick off a Month of Gratitude, Spartanburg Day School Upper School students showed an appreciation for the arts Monday as they welcomed nationally acclaimed poet Ashley M. Jones, who currently serves as the poet laureate of her home state of Alabama.

Jones addressed ninth-12th grade students during two afternoon sessions, reading selections from her third and most recent poetry collection, Reparations Now!. She also led a small group of creative writing and interested students in a hands-on poetry workshop.

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