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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 […]

Ms. Widman High School Creative Writing   The poets at Amundsen this week had a blast writing from the pov of an animal. We read “The Heaven of Animals” by James Dickey and Frank […]

Ms. Widman High School Creative Writing   This week the Viking writers read Morgan Parker’s “Beyonce on the Line for Gaga.” We chatted about persona poems and how voice and tone influence a poem’s […]

Ms. Widman High School Creative Writing  This week the Viking writers read Brigit Pegeen Kelly’s “The Leaving.” We brainstormed our own accomplishments and goals for the future. The young poets were then tasked with […]

Ms. Widman High School Creative Writing  This week the Viking writers read “The Quiet World” by Jeffery McDaniel. We explored what restrictions society places on us and what restrictions we place on ourselves. We […]

Ms. Widman High School Creative Writing  For our first lesson together at Amundsen, the students read Rachel Richardson’s “Questions”. We discussed the parts of a poem and how image can drive the emotional response […]

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