In the News: Order pizza, get poetry as these New Orleans pizzerias embrace Pizza Poetry Day / The Advocate

Big Class Poetry interns Christiann Cannon, left, and Anyx Burd read over a poetry submission for the upcoming Pizza Poetry day in New Orleans. Big Class will publish poetry on pizza boxes this Friday. Advocate staff photo by LESLIE GAMBONI

Big Class Poetry interns Christiann Cannon, left, and Anyx Burd read over a poetry submission for the upcoming Pizza Poetry day in New Orleans. Big Class will publish poetry on pizza boxes this Friday.

Advocate staff photo by LESLIE GAMBONI

BY SUSAN LARSON
Special to The Advocate
APR 19, 2017

If you order a pizza on Friday, there might be something special on the box.

On that night, pies from G’s PizzaGarage PizzaMid City PizzaPizza Delicious and Theo’s Neighborhood Pizza will arrive with a poem on the cardboard, written by a young person in New Orleans.

Those stanzas and couplets have made a long journey from the creative mind of a young poet before being read by professional poets, educators and interns, attached to something delicious and delivered to your door.

It’s for a good cause: Pizza Poetry Day and the programs of Big Class, an innovative writing program dedicated to making the voices of New Orleans students ages 6-18 heard.

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