Concrete Poetry

Hello hello! For my 5th week with Jordan’s 6th graders, we delved into the world of concrete poems, also known as shape poems. After students saw some engaging and graphically designed concrete poems, we read Juan Felipe Herrera’s “Social Distancing.” Then students designed and wrote their own concrete poems. Take a look below!

Ms. Hamer’s 12:50pm Class

In order of appearance: Mari, Kris, Iliana, Andrea, Jovana

Ms. Hamer’s 1:50pm Class

In order of appearance: Sedra, Sireen, Fernando, Anonymous



“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.