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This week the young vikings explored cinematic poetry. We discussed what are the components of a movie: dialogue, setting, sound, actors, etc…We read “Please Refrain from Talking During the Movie” by Robert Polito and […]

This week the young Vikings explored ekphrastic poetry and read examples by Anne Sexton, Frank O’Hara, and Homer. They were then tasked with picking a favorite painting of theirs and writing a poem in […]

This week the young vikings explored blackout poems and centos. They read excerpts from Austin Klein’s Newspaper Blackouts and Chicago poet Simone Muench’s “Wolf Cento.” The students were then given back issues of Chicago […]

This week the young viking writers had fun exploring using AI and Google to edit, construct, and translate their poems. We played a few text-generating games and I am so excited to publish the […]

This week the young Viking writers explored reportage/jounralistic poetry. They read Muriel Rukeyser’s “Poem (I lived in the first century of world wars) and Mark Jarman’s “Ground Swell.” The students were then tasked with […]

Ms. Widman High School Creative Writing This week the young Viking writers explored love poems by reading Matthew Olzmann’s “Mountain Dew Commercial Disguised as a Love Poem” and Kim Addonizio’s “My Heart”. The writers […]

Ms. Widman High School Creative Writing This week the Viking writers read Marie Howe’s “Gretel, From A Sudden Clearing” and “My Mother Believes in My Marriage and this Shows Me Her Heart Can Forgive […]

Ms. Widman  High School Creative Writing   This week the young Viking writers discussed odes and what they celebrate about themselves. We read the classic “won’t you celebrate with me” by Lucille Clifton and […]

Ms. Widman High School Creative Writing   This week the young Viking writers read Warsan Shire’s “Backwards”. We then looked at old photos from the neighborhood to write a poem inspired by the photo. […]

Ms. Widman High School Creative Writing   The poets at Amundsen this week had a blast writing exquisite corpses inspired by the poem “Like a Simile” by Mark Cox. The young poets paired up […]

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