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2011

Friday, April 15, 2011

Serious Play: Teaching through Poetry

Poetry may be the best way to experience the imaginative vitality of language and it is, as Jorie Graham suggests in the introduction to The Best of American Poetry, 1989 "an act of mind" that connects the reader to the world through precision of seeing, feeling, and thinking.

Conference includes:

* Small Group Workshops that model writing to read and writing to learn practices for listening to, performing, and teaching poetry.

Workshops focus on major poets writing in English, including, Shakespeare , Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, William Wordsworth, Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens and are paired with contemporary/experimental poets

* Plenary Session: Play & Pleasure in Poetry: Habits of Mind

Joan Retallack, Derek Furr, and Benjamin Stevens engage the question of how serious play, in reading and writing poetry, deepens our appreciation for language, formal structure, and the lives of others. They also talk about the place that poetry deserves to have in the curriculum, and how it contributes to the making of meaning in history, science, and mathematics.

Please visit our web-site for more information and to register for the conference!
Olin Humanities Building 
Friday, April 15, 2011

Serious Play: Teaching through Poetry

Poetry may be the best way to experience the imaginative vitality of language and it is, as Jorie Graham suggests in the introduction to The Best of American Poetry, 1989 "an act of mind" that connects the reader to the world through precision of seeing, feeling, and thinking.

Conference includes:

* Small Group Workshops that model writing to read and writing to learn practices for listening to, performing, and teaching poetry.

Workshops focus on major poets writing in English, including, Shakespeare , Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, William Wordsworth, Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens and are paired with contemporary/experimental poets.

* Plenary Session: Play & Pleasure in Poetry: Habits of Mind

Joan Retallack, Derek Furr, and Benjamin Stevens engage the question of how serious play, in reading and writing poetry, deepens our appreciation for language, formal structure, and the lives of others. They also talk about the place that poetry deserves to have in the curriculum, and how it contributes to the making of meaning in history, science, and mathematics.

Please visit our web-site for more information and to register for the conference.
Olin Humanities Building