Pongo’s latest journal entry is “Warm Smiles in Winter,” about a recent poetry workshop with incarcerated women…
Pongo Teen Writing Project has many writing activities and resources on their website for teens, counselors, and teachers.
Some other recent Project Journal posts:
Watching Her and Her (Pongo Prize poetry, about a young woman who witnesses her mother’s struggle with addiction)
The Quieter We Become (about a Pongo volunteer in the psychiatric hospital who describes “holding the unholdable”)
Approaching the Trauma, Not the Crime (about a Pongo volunteer in detention who confronts the legacy of violence in his life)
Love Is a Useless Puppy (Pongo Prize poetry, about a young woman’s love for a boy who treats her badly)
Cops (about police officers who come to understand their own unprocessed trauma after violence and death)