Showing posts from April, 2014
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April flew by too fast with all the events of National Poetry Month: attended a Robert Frost poetry discussion, sat in on a poetry reading at the UofA Poetry Center, and most importantly had almost 100 works of haiku by my elementary students accepted for publication in the Young American Poetry Digest.

Two weeks ago 234 girls were abducted from a boarding school in northwest Nigeria on the same day that a deadly attack in the capital Abuja killed 70 people. The next day the government released a statement claiming that all the girls but 8 had been freed. Sadly enough, these numbers were soon proven to be completely false. The BBC News Africa reported on April 28th that 187 girls were still missing after they were forced into a convoy of 11 military vehicles believed to be manned by the radical Islamist group Boko Haram. Despite tightened security by the largely ineffectual government of President Goodluck Jonathan, mili…