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Last week at South Loop Poetry Club, we finished our Senses chapter by talking about scents. A lot of poetry, and a lot of humanity, does not acknowledge scent except as supplement, especially to […]

Last week at South Loop Poetry Club, we continued our study of the senses and read “Fried Chicken” by Kwame Alexander to inspire us to write about how tasty our favorite foods are. Please […]

Last week at South Loop Poetry Club, our poets read “The Texture Of Your Soul” by Linda Winchell, using feelings as sensory intrigue to represent our feelings as emotions. We got out the markers […]

Last week at South Loop Poetry Club, we read “Sounds of the City” by Rita A. Simmonds. Even though she was writing about New York, we found that we heard very similar sounds in […]

We hope you have been staying warm in this cold Chicago weather. Last week we didn’t have Poetry Club, but the week before that we read Natasha Trethewey’s “History Lesson” to learn about imagery. […]

On our last Poetry Club session of 2023, our poets took some time to sit with the poems they’ve made over the last few months and discuss what they were about, and what they […]

This week at South Loop Poetry Club, our poets studied imagery and asked ourselves, how can we put someone else in our shoes? Using Nikki Giovanni’s Knoxville, Tennessee, we drew inspiration from the different […]

This week at South Loop Poetry Club, we read Francisco X. Alarcón’s “On Monday I Feel Like a Dragon.” Our young poets raced to see who could find the most similes and metaphors. Since […]

This week at South Loop Elementary School, we listened to “Everything at Once” by Lenka to talk about similes and comparisons. The young poets then began to think about their selves and answer the […]

Last week at South Loop Elementary School, we read Mary Carolyn Davies’ “Portrait of a House” to start our thinking about what kind of buildings we go into everyday. We talked about stanzas being […]

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