Poetry Friday: Poetry is…

Poetry is such a great way to build community! This week concluded the bonus week of Christie Wyman's course and I enjoyed it so much. I was able to reflect on how much I learned in a very relaxed setting. And I had to think: "Do I make time in class to allow students simply … Continue reading Poetry Friday: Poetry is…

Poetry Friday: Thunder on the Green Horizon

Don't forget to visit this week's round up. I really hope I can read and respond to more participants this week. Here's hoping. As part of Christie Wyman's "Playing with Poetry" workshop, we explored "Text-based poetry." Forms that I've admired but honestly did not think were all that difficult. I was in for a surprise … Continue reading Poetry Friday: Thunder on the Green Horizon

Poetry Friday: Change Can Be:(Explorations with Ekphratic poetry)

This week we did explorations with Ekphratic poetry: poems written based on, inspired by images. Google tells me one of the most famous examples is Keats' "Ode on a Grecian Urn." I love that poem, but I'm not sure what it all means no matter how many times I read it. And that's okay. I … Continue reading Poetry Friday: Change Can Be:(Explorations with Ekphratic poetry)