Monday, April 1, 2019

National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month has begun. Today for my creative writing class, I will be doing a poetry-related exercise. I had planned on waiting until today, but at my last class two weeks ago, I did an intro class, taking a line from a poem to use in one of your own. Today I plan on trying something called a blackout poem. At our writers lab, we did this once. Our leader gave us each a poem and each of us decided what ones we wanted to get rid of, blacking them out with a Sharpie. I selected some poems from books I have at home to use for this at work. I also want to try a group poem whereby each person contributes a line. 

And I am still experimenting with writing different kinds of poetry. I am sad the site I was getting them from was taken down, so now I have to look elsewhere for the forms I did not print out from the site. I never realized so many kinds of poems existed. I also want to incorporate this into my class, maybe next time.


Sandra said...

I love the idea of a group poem.

Elephant's Child said...

I am a huge fan of poetry (reading not writing). Someone (Rumi?) said that poetry is the language of the heart. Which makes sense to me.

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