There is something about that word, voilà, at the start of the poem that generates a little magic.
Birthing Poetry: A Window into “The Poetry Studio” and the new collection, Another World: Poetry and Art by Young People
Poet Ann Gengarelly shares experiences from her work in “The Poetry Studio” where students found inspiration in nature.
Poet Terry Blackhawk introduces students to Dickinson’s lack of orthodoxy, worship of nature, and independence.
In a poetry writing activity inspired by nature, students find connection and community.
“When you are teaching creative writing, you always get students to start with the idea that a poem creates a picture with words. It doesn’t only have to be a picture you see; it also can be something you smell and hear and taste. A poem is an experience of the world. That is true no matter what grade a student is in.”