Portsmouth Abbey Summer Reader

As you may know, the Visual and Performing Arts Departments selected Voices in the Air, a book of contemporary poems by Naomi Shihab Nye, for the all-school reader. Much like a painting, a play, or a song, we feel that a poem is a small, manageable work of art that can be enjoyed simply for its immediate appeal, or sometimes for a deeper feeling or idea that inspires us.  

We have created a new site, www.abbeysummerreader.org that you will be able to learn more about the “poem of the week,” as well as videos, discussion boards, and more information about Naomi and other poets and poems that inspire us. 

We hope you enjoy the book and share your thoughts throughout the remainder of the summer! 

- Kevin Calisto and Jay Bragan