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Six Poets Each Teach One Short Poem to High-School Students

Second Annual Session, May 13, 2010

Rivka Fogel teaches "This Room" by John Ashbery [ PDF ]

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Sarah Dowling teaches "A Frame of the Book" by Erin Moure [ PDF ]

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Jessica Lowenthal teaches "Trimmings" by Harryette Mullen [ PDF ]

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Randall Couch teaches [This living hand]" by John Keats [ PDF ]

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John Timpane teaches "At the San Fransisco Airport" by Yvor Winters" [ PDF ]

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Tom Devaney teaches "The Last Words of My English Grandmother" by William Carlos Williams [ PDF ]

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First Annual Session, May 12, 2009

Sarah Dowling teaches "[I married...]" by Lorine Niedecker [ PDF ]

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Michelle Taransky teaches "The Sentence" by Robert Creeley [ PDF ]

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John Timpane teaches "The Word Plum" by Helen Chasin [ PDF ]

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CAConrad teaches "Wounds in an Imaginary Nature Show" by Frank Sherlock [ PDF ]

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Randall Couch teaches "Zombie Hat" by Harryette Mullen [ PDF ]


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Tom Devaney teaches a Basho haiku and John Ashbery's "37 Haiku" [ PDF ]

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NOTE: The eleven high-school students (all juniors) were nearing the end of a one-trimester seminar on poetry at the Friends' Central School near Philadelphia, taught by Liza Ewen. They visited the Kelly Writers House on May 12, 2009, and spent the morning meeting with these six poets. The poets were asked by Al Filreis to choose just one short poem--a poem that would somehow convey something significant about themselves as a poet--and to teach that poem in 20 minutes. PennSound is grateful to Ms. Ewen and to Friends' Central School for participating in this project, and to the Kelly Writers House for hosting it.

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