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Using Poetry in Voice’s mixtape—Spell Casting Through Rituals—this lesson allows students to explore various expressions of sacredness found in this country, within their families, culture and themsevles.
Using Poetry in Voice’s mixtape—Big City Feelings—this lesson expands on the themes expressed in Blain’s curation. Themes of identity, belonging, and urban civic life.
What is poetry’s superpower? Its ability to save, heal and empower those who are drawn to its possibilities.
The strong connection Indigenous communities have with the land is a prevalent theme in Katherena Vermette’s collection of poems titled river woman.
Language is a fundamentally human phenomenon and an ability that distinguishes us as a species on the planet. Language has also been a profoundly divisive issue between us.
These workshops focus on reading simple but unique poems that embody the idea of play in various ways, and on group/individual writing in a spirit of exploration and spontaneity.
Sometimes limiting our choices inspires incredibly creative results. This writing exercise will give your students the chance to find their own voices while working with a block of text written by someone else.
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary / Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore*... I decided to write a really scary poem!