Tag Archives: Poetry

Listen to a poem on WVXU, Cincinnati

On November 20, 2014, I recorded a few poems and an interview for WVXU, Cincinnati, Ohio.  You can check out one of the poems here.

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Summer Poetry Series–Dos Madres Press & BonBonerie, Cincinnati, Ohio

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Teaching Poetry in an English Workshop–Sakhnin, Israel, Day Four

The seventh graders were on a field trip today so we doubled up our classrooms and team taught. Perry Brokow, a retired teacher from Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and I joined together to teach today. Perry is teaching drama and speech … Continue reading

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Teaching Poetry in an English Workshop–Sakhnin, Israel, Day Three

Today, we talked about Haiku and looked at sample poems. All told me they had never heard of the concept. I had the students come to the board and mark the syllables as they counted them out. In Arabic, the … Continue reading

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Teaching Poetry in an English Workshop–Sakhnin, Israel, Day Two

Today the students worked on poems about a body part. I asked them to write at least four lines and to try to include a simile or a metaphor. We had a lengthy discussion about these concepts and they understood … Continue reading

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Poetry Lesson Plans and Life Lessons

On June 6, I leave for Israel. Next Thursday, I will be in the classroom at Al-Bashaer High School in Deir al Assad teaching poetry to 7th, 8th, and 9th graders. The program is an English immersion experience for the … Continue reading

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Teaching Poetry in Summer Camp & How to Make a Chapbook

In less than a month, I will travel with six other individuals to a small town in northern Israel called Deir Al Asad to teach for two weeks in a summer camp for 60 junior high school aged children. Deir … Continue reading

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A Night of Art and Poetry–Double Delight

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Reveling in poet, Carl Adamshick’s poems

I’ve just reread, again, Carl Adamshick‘s debut collection, Curses and Wishes (Louisiana State University Press). I can’t get enough of his surprising, elegant, streamlined poems. Listen to Carl read his poems -

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To the Christmas Tree

  Bathed in the act of forgetting still upright light endowed upright on crutches drinking only what I give it giving all that it can a few winks now and then ball-catcher. What other relic withstands this kind of stand-up … Continue reading

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