The Phoenix

Freshman Neveah Konwicki says that the inspiration for this poem came to her quickly and she captured her thoughts to share with us.

Healthy choices

December 6, 2019

Freshman Logan Forthman's poem is actually shaped like a pair of scissors. This is an appropriate image, given his message of cutting bad habits out of your life. The Phoenix staff posted an easier-to-read version.

Cutting your life short

December 6, 2019

Sophomore Madison Boggs won first place for her work in the Healthy Choices Art & Poetry Contest. The contest was sponsored by WNY United Against Drug & Alcohol Abuse, Inc.


December 10, 2018

This poet conveys that breaking up is hard to do.


January 19, 2018

Junior Megan Dorman shows readers that love is complicated.


May 1, 2017

Sophomore Angela Zheng shows her reflective side with a poem that will prompt you to ponder.


May 1, 2017


Rene Jackson, Staff Poet

September 22, 2016

Everywhere I go I look into someone’s eyes, And see nothing, no pain, no suffering, nothing. It makes me wonder if they see anything in mine. If they can tell my whole story, just by looking into my eyes. I can see past e...

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