Poetic Form: Found Poem Found poems take existing texts and refashion them, reorder them, and present them as poems. The literary equivalent of a collage, found poetry is often made from newspaper articles, street signs, graffiti, speeches, letters, or even other poems. A pure found poem consists exclusively of outside texts: the words of the poem remain as they were found, with few additions or omissions. Decisions of form, such as where to break a line, are left to the poet.
MSA 2009 Slam Poetry
Slam! The Live Poets' Society Poetry slams breathe new life into the poetry genre. Teens around the country are finding that performing their original work at slams gives them a forum to express how they feel. What is on the minds and in the hearts of urban youth? It's Monday night, and a group of mainly teens and twenty-somethings converge upon a funky coffee shop in Worcester, Massachusetts, armed with their notebooks and journals. They've come to the Java Hut to read their poetry—some wanting to try out new material during the open-mike session, others ready to perform more polished pieces in the competitive slam that follows.
Educator Brenda Dyck reflects on how she used a Poetry Slam, an event in which student-poets perform their work and are judged by members of an audience, to refocus her students. She shares how her students took this 1980s art form and turned it into an opportunity to connect with their peers and teachers. Included: Benchmarks for student presentations plus links to additional poetry-slam resources. A Poetry Slam Cures the Blahs
The Poems « Middle School Poetry 180 These are not hyperlinked (sorry) but you can do a search near the bottom of the right-hand column. I have not included the scattered blog posts about poetry in this list, but they are worth reading: Click “about poetry” in the Categories section on the right-hand column for a complete list of entries. Recent Posts 202. The Glass Essay: Anne Carson201. western springs zoo: Sonja Yelich200.
Lesson Plans: Self-Esteem through Literature and Music (Middle, Music)
Used Furniture Review
Elephant Engine High Dive Revival Preview on Vimeo
Shane Koyczan - We Are More
Shane Koyczan - Beethoven
Taylor Mali performs "Undivided Attention"
Talib Kweli - Def Poetry Jam
Def Poetry - KRS-One & Doug Fresh - 2nd Quarter
Scratch & Dent Dreams--Slam Poetry
A Finger, Two Dots Then Me - Trailer
Derrick Brown - Come Alive
Slam Poem; I'm taking my ball and going home (Scott)
Slam Nuba, Volume Knob
2011 Teen Poetry Slam Semis 1, Noah