Jackie Kay Reads Her Poem, “The Red Graveyard”
Grades: 9 - 12

Video Description: New October 2022! Author Jackie Kay reads her poem based on Bessie Smith’s abusive relationships and her own family memories.

Type of Video: Topical*
Unique Video ID: Literature-267**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Have students write their reactions to each stanza of Jackie Kay’s poem in a poem of their own.


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