826DC is excited to announce the launch of City Blossoms, our totally interactive and amazing iPad application! The application, which includes our student-authored poetry anthology, videos, a photo slideshow, and an integrated twitter feed, can now be purchased from the iTunes store for just $1.99, and all proceeds support our free educational programming. The book features a collection of poems by high school students from Ballou Senior High School, Bell Multicultural High School, Duke Ellington School for the Arts, and Woodrow Wilson Senior High School. The book and the iPad app were a culmination of a four-month poetry workshop, in which we partnered with the President’s Committee of Arts and Humanities, the Library of Congress, the Department of Education, and Georgetown University’s Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice.
826DC would like to thank Aziz and Patrick of Arcade Sunshine whose time, help and resources made this possible, and Jenna Crowder for her fantastic design skills!