Local students read poetry to seniors

February 22, 2009 | Leave a Comment


William Blake, Denise Levertov, Robert Frost and William Wordsworth were just some of the authors residents from Harnett Manor enjoyed hearing as students from Campbell University's Mabel Powell Club read poetry to them on Feb. 19, 2009.

"This is important to the students because it's a service learning type of project, and the students and residents will benefit from an informal poetry reading," said Nate Salsbury, instructor in the English department.

After reading various poems, the students read verses from Psalms to the residents. A few of them recited the verses along with the students as they read.

The students included Luke Morales, Michael Tildsley, Stephanie Ricker, Kiki Long, Samantha Lisk and Graham Langdon.

The goal of the Mabel Powell club is to appreciate literature, poetry, drama and give back to the community.