Student Poetry

Every year a professionally designed volume of student work is published. Students are encouraged to explore themes that interest them – self-realization, personal relationships, and the natural world. Often, poems are inspired by one of a broad range of subjects explored in the curriculum.

“The poets from Noorthoek Academy reflect a wonderful collection of voices that approach these themes with a refreshing sense of honesty, wonder, and imagination.

The poems they create are brave and forthright, without pretense or guile; in other words, these pieces are truly touching and poignant in how they connect with their readers.” –Linda Nemec Foster, Grand Rapids’ First Poet Laureate, 2003-2005