Teen Poetry Night at the Bartlesville Public Library April 29, 2008
The Question Game <ul><li>Each person will write a question on a piece of paper, fold it over, and write the type of question on the fold (who, what, where, why). The next person answers the question and writes a new one. </li></ul>
Excuses <ul><li>Write a poem made up entirely of excuses said to parents, teachers, coaches, siblings, friends, by you, by people you know, by famous people, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>“ I’m all behind like a cows tail” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I can’t eat my vegetables, they’re contaminated” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Sorry I missed your call, the dog buried my phone in the backyard.” </li></ul>
Identity Poem What is it like to be you? The poem builds in rhythm because each sentence starts with the contraction "It's... . For example slam poet Patricia Smith "What It's Like to be a Black Girl (for those of you who aren't).” "it's being 9 years old and feeling like you're not finished, like your edges are wild, ... ."
<ul><li>1) Freewrite about a representation of a painting, collage, or photograph. Comment on the details in the piece of art. What do you see that you think others see? What do you see that you think others don't? (a story, characters, other particular senses?). </li></ul>Visual Response Poem
Poems by Process of Obliteration here in a word, into a position so little impracticable schemes after living free days on the Assabeth and Indian relics, after becoming imbued — it was time, as a change of diet, In some measure, naturally well balanced, organization, with men of altogether different qualities, i cared not, they were apart from me. developed in each and sky, passed away out of my mind. Suspended, Sad, Conscious that the past Lived too long; make me permanently into any shape considered other than a transitory life.
wiser transparency; scattered broken paragraphs, perceptions have come too late.
Websites used for this program Portrait Poems http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/portrait.html Teen Space Poetry Wiki http://www4.ipl.org:8080/index.php/WordPlay#WordPlay_Experiments