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Ms. Shumpert, Published Poet

Our very own English teacher, Ms. Anna Shumpert has been published in the Rockvale Review with her poem, "Collecting Things".


Click here to see the write up.


Collecting Things by Anna Shumpert

We fill our home with
brown dolls and
picture books of
famous brown people
who did great things
to make up for the fact
that we aren’t
but you are.

These things are not enough.
Sweet daughter, you’ll look back
when you are older,
through the windows
of this dollhouse, find
these replicas—mere
illusions of a culture
you deserved to experience
in all its vibrancy and materiality.

This story is always going to be
slightly different than you
would have wanted it to be.