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We Rise Higher: Poems and Prayers for Graduates

We Rise Higher: Poems and Prayers for Graduates

We Rise Higher: Poems and Prayers for Graduates supports youth as they celebrate, commemorate, and reflect on graduating high school and moving on to the next phase of life. A perfect gift for congregations to give in recognition of their high school grads!

Poet, artist, and educator Joe Davis combines poetry and prayer to support and encourage new high school graduates. This collection includes:

  • Poems of joy and celebration
  • Poems of praise and affirmation
  • Poems for heavy emotions
  • Poems for growth and new beginnings

Each poem features interactive content that invites creative responses and reflection by the graduate.

Joe Davis is a nationally touring artist, educator, and speaker based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His work employs poetry, music, theater, and dance to shape culture. His poetry has been featured on BET, CNN, and VH1. He is the Founder and Director of multimedia production company The New Renaissance, the frontman of emerging soul funk band The Poetic Diaspora, and co-creator of JUSTmove, racial justice education through art.  He has keynoted, facilitated conversations, and served as teaching artist at hundreds of high schools and universities across the county including programs in New York, Boston, and most recently as the Artist-in-Residence at Luther Seminary where he earned a Master’s degree in Theology of the Arts. To book, connect, or learn more, visit

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  • Publisher Sparkhouse
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9781506484839
  • Age/Grade Range Grades 9-12
  • Dimensions 6 x 9
  • Pages 64
  • Season/Occasion Graduation
  • Publication Date February 7, 2022

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