Pongo http://www.kplu.org en At Washington state's children's psych hospital: poets and Pongo http://www.kplu.org/post/washington-states-childrens-psych-hospital-poets-and-pongo <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-959788.mp3</p><p>Some of Washington&rsquo;s toughest kids, at the toughest moments in their lives, are locked-up at the only state-run children&#39;s psychiatric hospital. They spend their time as residents, patients and students. And on occasion, they also get to be poets, working <a href="http://www.pongoteenwriting.org/">with the non-profit<b> Pongo Teen Writing Workshop</b></a><b>.</b></p><p>The weekly writing workshop unfolds in an ordinary classroom: five kids paired up with five adult mentors.</p><p>The mentors ask questions: How are you feeling? What&#39;s on your mind? They type up the answers and then flesh them into verse.</p><p> Sun, 27 Mar 2011 15:01:15 +0000 Florangela Davila 1077 at http://www.kplu.org At Washington state's children's psych hospital: poets and Pongo