This Book Smells Like Bees: Writing Yourself Into A Corner

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This week at Taft, we looked at a truncated version of the Long Form poem, ‘Library’ by writer and toy collector,  Albert Goldbarth. We took a look at its density […]

Christopher Soto, Roger Reeves, Jamila Woods, & Emily Jungmin Yoon to read Feb. 6

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Join the Poetry Center of Chicago in the downstairs space at Subterranean for the February installment of the Six Points Reading Series! In 2016 we continue to move to a […]

We Will A Joyful World: Odes @ ALS

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This week the 4th graders at Avondale Logandale and I read Ode to Enchanted Light by Pablo Neruda. This poem leaves with the sense that the poet is in love […]

You Say You Want a Resolution

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After more than a month away, I returned to Skinner West this week to begin the second half of my residency. The students were happy to see me, and I […]

A Rainbow Is A Sash Of Colors: Odes @ Moos

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This week the 3rd graders at Moos and I read Ode to Enchanted Light by Pablo Neruda. This poem leaves with the sense that the poet is in love with […]

You Are Like a Heart Falling: Odes @ Darwin

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This week the 2nd graders at Darwin and I read Ode to Enchanted Light by Pablo Neruda. This poem leaves with the sense that the poet is in love with […]

Fatimah Asghar & Donna Vorreyer to read Jan. 28

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Join the Poetry Center of Chicago for the Six Points Reading Series’ first installment of 2016! This first reading of the year turns a new page for the Poetry Center […]

Who Is…William Carlos Williams? Our Perceptions of Things

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This week had Taft 7th Graders trying their hand at the short Imagist style poetry, as in William Carlos William’s The Locust Tree In Flower. I had them listen to […]

Hanging Whaaaaat? Details in Our Worries

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This week we took a brave leap while examining our overall theme of, ‘Writer Who Are You: Identity Through Poetry.’ We looked at our own worries (or lack of) beginning […]

You talkin’ to me? Looking At Our Lives Through Personification

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Our fourth week had us looking at personification and the use of the vernacular in Frank O’Hara’s A True Account of Talking To the Sun At Fire Island, where the […]