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Queen D (03:55)

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Queen D recites her poem "An Open Letter to Roadkill." She discusses inspiration for the piece.

Brandon Melendez (04:26)

Melendez recites his poem "A Letter to My Ancestors." He discusses inspiration for the piece.

Jaz Sufi (04:04)

Sufi recites her poem "A Letter to Slam Poetry." She discusses inspiration for the piece.

Joyce Lee (03:46)

Lee recites her poem "A Letter to Baltimore." She discusses inspiration for the piece.

Joaquin Zihuatanejo (06:14)

Zihuatanejo recites his poem "Family Tree— A Letter Poem." He discusses inspiration for the piece.

Advice to Students on Writing and Performing Slam Poetry (07:29)

Poets reflect on creating poetry and provide many tips including simplify your truth, focus on your story, craft your poem, read, and more. Everyone has a valuable story; be brave enough to say it out loud.

Credits: Poetry on Fire: Igniting Students' Passion (00:36)

Credits: Poetry on Fire: Igniting Students' Passion

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Poetry on Fire: Igniting Students' Passion


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Students need to understand the power of poetry, the way it can crack issues wide open and start discussions or help a writer address personal problems that can be reflected in a universal way, so they not only help themselves, their poetry may actually help others as well. That’s the power of poetry: to give voice to the voiceless, to give power to the pen, and to allow students to write freely. But this takes bravery both from the student writers and from the teachers themselves. When asked about themselves, students absolutely want to write. They want to share their pain and their triumphs. They want to explore emotions, imagery, and word play. They want to write, but they have not been given the tools, the platform, or the permission to write freely. In other words, the fire has not yet been lit, our hope is that this program will help ignite your students’ passion for writing. When students are given the tools and the permission to be poets, the results blow our minds. And once that happens, they might actually want to read Shakespeare next.

Length: 31 minutes

Item#: BVL285093

ISBN: 979-8-88678-633-0

Copyright date: ©2020

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