I am somebody special.
Spontaneous. Beyond crazy.
I am a flower blooming in the
Bold and beautiful.
Dreams as big as mountains.
With my head turned to the
clouds I imagine myself free as the
I imagine all my dreams
within my reach…
What do I see when I look in the
mirror? I see a girl who knows
What she wants and is comfortable
who she is. She’s not perfect.
But perfect at being me.
With a gap in her teeth she still
With a fear of feeling she still gives
Nervous in front of crowds yet I
What do I see? I see me.
– Endriva, Is It Tasty, Does It Go To Your Soul?
The Pizza Poetry Project is an annual celebration of National Poetry Month and the power of youth voice. On Pizza Poetry Day, hot pizza comes with a fresh poem by New Orleans youth ages 6-18. This collection of pizza poems commemorates five years of spreading youth-written poetry throughout New Orleans—through the unifying force of pizza.
Cover design by Ben Passmore