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This is a group for those who teach many genres of writing with a special emphasis on the poetic part of our teaching.

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Comment by Eric Kursman on January 5, 2010 at 6:11am
Hi all! Had this idea when I was running out the door yesterday morning -- what about using mashups/remixes to help supplement teaching Found/Collage Poetry?

Take DJ Earworm's remix of Billboard's top pop songs from 2009:


Any ideas of what poems in particular would work well with this?
Comment by Ryan Goble on August 20, 2009 at 7:42am
If you rock Shakespeare - a post went out today in the Shakespeare group that needs your awesome ideas - check out Ideas on making "Julius Caesar" POP?
Comment by Lorne Schussel on May 5, 2009 at 5:19pm
One of my favorite poems is this one. By Dylan Thomas


Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Comment by Lorne Schussel on May 5, 2009 at 3:07pm
teaching films as pop
wipe up your thoughts and gather your lot
learn from others, a stream of knowledge stew
walk around tc with a media flu
don't touch or speak but think another thought
if don't use your mind it is sure to rot
Comment by Ryan Goble on April 21, 2009 at 1:13pm
FYI: Hey over in the American Lit group I posted a bunch of Poe "The Raven" resources.
Comment by Wisdom on April 7, 2009 at 4:33pm
Sometimes you just need a little Emily Dickinson...

It's all I have to bring today –
This, and my heart beside –
This, and my heart, and all the fields –
And all the meadows wide –
Be sure you count – should I forget
Some one the sum could tell –
This, and my heart, and all the Bees
Which in the Clover dwell.
Comment by Nicole on March 24, 2009 at 8:15pm
A haiku for today:
(This reminds me of mornings in NYC...top bad it's not June yet.)

Freeway overpass--
Blossoms in grafitti on
fog-wrapped June mornings

By: Michael R. Collings
 

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