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Close Poetry Month with the NYT Poetry in Prose

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If you cling April because it is National Poetry Month, here’s an activity to make the last week a special one.  You can use it to create a spontaneous slam. This week, The New York Times allows you to uncover poetry in prose.  This blackout poetry activity, popularized by writer/artist Austin Kleon, encourages readers to [...]

Poetry Slam: There will be poems (& art & Springfield flavor)

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After our first/last highly successful poetry slam, demand grew for us to schedule a second event before the school year ended.  And last week we did. Although I worried that final projects, prom, graduation, finals, etc. would get in the way, the kiddos from my dear Literary Mag, Gay Straight Alliance, Book Club and Gallery [...]

Anatomy of a slam: “there will be poems”

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April is Poetry Month.  Last week, just a little early, we hosted our first ever Springfield Slam.  The kids from Literary Mag, Gay Straight Alliance, and Gallery Club, who helped me organize the event, assured me, Dr. V, there will be poems.  I worried anyway. No need for that.  There was a poem or two [...]