Tag Archives: Poetry

“I want everything/to have/a handle.”

is Neruda ennobling everything around him, that is, every thing, so in giving every thing his attention, Neruda gives them utility and significance (“The House of Odes”). The ode is the poet’s tribute to the people and the ode belongs to … Continue reading

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What do you want to make today?

From the first paragraph of Makoto Fujimura’s 2012 Spring commencement speech  at Biola University (video here): At Beacon High School, a creative charter school in New York City, an incoming freshman class enter first into an art room located at … Continue reading

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Whittier High Poetry Workshop – Fall, Recap

During Fall last year, we began our twice-weekly presence on campus towards the end of the semester. Most of the students had their poetry exposure come from doing their senior project on a self-picked poet, so it was a good … Continue reading

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Frontier High School – Poetry Workshop

This week’s workshop was at Frontier High School. There were four of us: VanessaSabrina Esteban, our resident street artist, and me. Thanks to Margie Moriarty, Frontier High principal, and Roxanna Kharaud, school counselor, for their hospitality. Getting around and help was … Continue reading

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Whittier High School – Poetry Workshop Session 3

We  concluded the last of the workshops at Whittier High School (Note: the second workshop was canceled due to low turnout). While only two showed up for the third, they were interested in staying the week so we forged ahead … Continue reading

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Whittier High School – Poetry Workshop Session 1

This summer, we are offering (4) week-long poetry workshops at Whittier High and Frontier High and we’ve just completed our first at Whittier High School. I’m thankful to the students that came with eagerness to interact and be challenged. Also, … Continue reading

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Summer Poetry Workshops – Details

If for some reason the pdf files are not showing on the older posts, as is the case some times, here are the details in text: Whittier High School: Session 1: June 24-28; 9:00am-12:00pm Session 2: July 8-12; 9:00am-12:00pm Session … Continue reading

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