I. Slam Poetry Intro Videos
II. Taylor Mali Author Presentation
III. Sarah Kay Author Presentation
IV. How Prose Poems Work (if time) – Line Break Activity
Homework: Watch “Tony Steinberg: Brave Seventh Grade Viking Warrior,” by Taylor Mali, “Hands,” by Sarah Kay, “Pretty,” by Katie Makkai, “Us, Black Women,” by T. Miller, and then click around for at least 10 or 15 minutes, exploring the different poems that appear on Youtube. Send me an email with the most interesting poem you find. Tell me why you love or hate it or why you are drawn toward it. Bring a piece of your writing that you plan to read at the Final Reading to class. Write two questions for Jason Allen’s visit Nov. 15.