Wednesday, November 25, 2009
More on the group writing process itself can be found at Shields' and Solomon's blog entries. Hope you enjoy these as much as I do.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Here are student poems from Shields and from Solomon schools. Enjoy!
Sunday, November 08, 2009
Series A is dedicated to showcasing experimental writing in the US and the Midwest through readings, discussion and performance. Organized by Indiana University Northwest faculty member, William Allegrezza, this series brings exciting authors to the Hyde Park Art Center to share their work.
It looks as if I'll be back early next year for a feature at Series A. Stay tuned!
Saturday, November 07, 2009
I'll try to post their poems here regularly. In the meanwhile, take a gander at Shields and Solomon student work regarding Larry Levis' "In a Country." The prompt's genesis was Election Day this past week, and by its title you can see how this poem might apply. But it goes much further than that, and I was especially pleased by how readily and eagerly students responded to the poem, as well as to each other in our discussion of it. I always come well-prepared with questions and particulars to help them navigate the poem in question, but here they dove right in. Enjoy!
Friday, November 06, 2009
Stunt men of the air
swinging by a string,
water buckets dangle,
brushes soak inside.
Boots bang window
smudges with Zorro-
esque swirls, black
droplets spatter forty
stories down, dirty
from gratified glass.
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