Poetry Slam

DP #40: Poetry Is…

Write a poem in any form you wish that expresses what poetry is to you.

Write for seven minutes. Consider using some (or all) of this prompt for your writer’s reflection due Friday.

Reminder: tomorrow you will be writing your Found poems gathered from words around the school and turning them into works of art. Feel free to bring art supplies and have fun! Have them done by Monday so we can do a class share.

Today, we are doing our poetry slam! Those that are willing will read their poetry to the class. I’d also love to videotape a few to mimic the Dear Poet project we participated in.

Poetry Slam

Hi folks!  Today, we’re going to enjoy good food and good company as we share each other’s work.  Some of you will be recorded and preserved on our blog as a way to commemorate this year’s National Poetry Month.

I will also be congratulating those of you who accomplished the large task of writing a poem a day (30 poems!) for this month’s NaPoWriMo.  A big shout-out goes to:

  • Jessica B
  • The Sarcastic Scribe
  • Kimmcub16
  • Marvel Varietal
  • Parasailed
  • Aayliah
  • aphprincess
  • The Imagination Kid
  • The Polish Toddler
  • Lester Jester