Links to class resources

Articles on how to explicate/read a poem 

http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/poetry-explications/

http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/19882

http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/text/red-wheelbarrow 

http://faculty.gvsu.edu/websterm/Radpoem.htm

Why Write?

Jane Hirshfield

http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/3684

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/one-true-thing/201401/jane-hirshfield-why-write-poetry

Maria Mazziotti Gillan

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/loren-kleinman/writing-poetry-to-save-yo_b_5824876.html

Mary Karr

http://www.brainpickings.org/2013/01/31/why-we-write-mary-karr/

 

What is a Poem? 

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2013/11/what-is-a-poem/281835/

http://writing2.richmond.edu/writing/wweb/creativewriting/Poetry/whatispoetry.html

http://writing2.richmond.edu/writing/wweb/creativewriting/Poetry/interview.html

 

One of our favorite articles to use to help make writing poetry accessible – often used in combination with the Bukowski poem, “The History of One Tough Mother Fucker' (which you can also find online)

http://www.fastcompany.com/3028016/dialed/poetry-is-like-pooping-and-other-writing-tips-from-a-ted-superstar
 

A list of poems that illustrate poetic terms:

http://www.poetryoutloud.org/poems-and-performance/poetic-forms-and-terms

 

On line breaks:

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/learning/article/248630

http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/impact-poems-line-breaks-enjambment-and-gwendolyn-brooks-we-real-cool#sect-introduction

 

On revisions:

http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/revising-drafts/

 

Poems inspired by art:

http://www.theartsdesk.com/visual-arts/listed-poems-inspired-paintings 

(This was a great exercise – I took in copies of the referenced paintings as inspiration – you can find them online)

 

Anaphora:

http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/text/poetic-technique-anaphora

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/learning/article/246170

 

Figurative language: 

http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/text/great-figure-figurative-language

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/learning/article/248630

Rhythm and Meter: 

http://www.english.emory.edu/classes/Handbook/meter.html

 

Poetic Forms

http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/collection/poetic-forms

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/learning/article/246410 (Sonnet)

 

Writing Prompts

http://blog.pshares.org/index.php/all-time-favorite-writing-prompts/

 

Some other articles with suggested lesson plans and ideas

http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson171.shtml

 

http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/92c981b9-2798-41cd-914c-8701dc3d1478/discovering-your-voice-through-poetry-lesson-plan/

 

http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/1593

 

http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/4110

http://stacienaczelnik.hubpages.com/hub/Five-Poetry-Writing-Exercises (The Metaphor exercise came from this article)

 

http://www.pw.org/writing-prompts-exercises

 

http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/lesson/letters-poets

 

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/what-poetry-contrasting-poetry-30738.html?tab=4#session2 (contrasting prose v. poetry)

 

http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/onteaching/gimmicks

 

http://americanart.si.edu/education/pdf/Ekphrastic_Poetry_Lesson.pdf

 

http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/2230

Teaching techniques

http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/text/souls-ice

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/learning/article/243464

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