Celebrating 36 years of poetry

By WBNG News

May 22, 2013 Updated May 22, 2013 at 6:26 PM EDT

Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Students take their best work to the stage, as they explore their inner poet.

Nearly 400 students came together at Binghamton University's Anderson Center to share their passion for poetry.

It's the 36th annual Poetry and the Children Day.

Students took their best work and read it on stage in front of their peers.

Award winning author Liz Rosenberg was the events guest poet, who says she sat in amazement of the students as they read their work.

"I am absolutely stunned really by how beautifully they write and how deeply they thing about things. I think we underestimate children greatly," Rosenberg said.

Rosenberg says you don't have to be the best student to be a poet. You just need to have an understanding of the language and care about world around you.