Dear Poet Project and Abecedarian Poetry

DP #40: Title Poem

Pay homage to your favorite books, movies, or poems by writing a title poem.  Feel free to combine favorite titles to create unique poetry.

Take ten minutes.


Today, we’re going to watch and listen as four eminent American poets recite their original poetry. Be prepared to write down your reactions after hearing each one.

On Friday, you’ll be emailing one of the poets a letter sharing your thoughts on the poem. Two years agp, one of our students’ letters was selected to be showcased on the Academy of American Poets’ website!


For the remainder of the hour, I want you to try (alone or with a partner) your hand at writing an Abecedarian poem.  These poems use the alphabet to start every line.  Here’s one I wrote.  

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