Cutting Up

To wind up our lessons, we created cut up poems! We used found language and images to create new meaning.

Lesson Note: Creative Artist guru, Julia Cameron, says the part of us that creates art is about 7 years old.  And so, it is no surprise that, with scissors in hand, even the most serious student finds themselves oddly enjoying this activity. ‘Language shapes our experiences, ‘ visual artist, Adam Pendelton told the NY Times in 2018, ‘or it gives new shape… to the things we experience.’

Mrs. Nazimek, 8th Grade
Groups 1, 2, and 3

Poems by: Angelina A., Aldo G., Christian G., Daniel Q., Ameer R., Paulina S., Briana C., Erik Z.







“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.