Tag Archives: National Poetry Month

Digital Prose Poetry: Five Student Samples ~ National Poetry Month 2013 (Amy)

“Poetry can be dangerous, especially beautiful poetry, because it gives the illusion of having had the experience without actually going through it.”  ― Rumi National Poetry Month has me in a blogging frenzy. I promised my students that I would … Continue reading

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Fly In Formation With Us, Like Geese ~ National Poetry Month 2013 (Amy)

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”  ― Rainer Maria Rilke  While the calendar may announce that it is spring, the weather in Upper Michigan has a different opinion. It has been … Continue reading

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High School Student Generated Writing Prompts for National Poetry Month (Amy)

“Poetry is eternal graffiti written in the heart of everyone.” ― Lawrence Ferlinghetti  In anticipation of National Poetry Month my creative writing students at Gwinn High School spent the two weeks before spring break contemplating activities that could engage other … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month 2013 ~ Student Posters (Amy)

“Write about your sorrows, Your wishes, Your passing thoughts, Your belief in anything beautiful.” ~Rainer Maria Rilke Every year I anticipate getting the new National Poetry Month poster in my school mailbox. This year I decided it would be a … Continue reading

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My Students’ Gift Poem for National Poetry Month (Amy)

The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. –   Henry Miller “Look! Five poems were delivered to my mailbox!” I squeal, holding up five envelopes … Continue reading

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My Students’ Writing Prompts in Celebration of National Poetry Month (Amy)

“If you want a poem,” wrote Gwendolyn Brooks, “You only have to look out a window. There is material always, walking, running, fighting or screaming or singing.” In celebration of today being the 1st day of National Poetry Month my creative … Continue reading

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