poetry

Literacy Through Poetry: a 2-week second grade residency

Literacy Through Poetry: a 2-week second grade residency

This week I finished the biggest project I’ve yet worked on as a teaching artist: teaching poetry to 80 second-graders at Central School in South Berwick, ME. The residency spanned 11 days of teaching, plus an evening Showcase event, from the end of March to the middle of April. The aims were two-fold. First, to(…)

Poetry Residency at Wells Junior High School

Poetry Residency at Wells Junior High School

I recently finished leading a 12-class poetry residency for the Telling Room at the Junior High School in Wells, ME. I can’t show you any pictures of the students themselves, because of protection rules, so the image is a teaser from the cover the chapbook that their poems will appear in. It has to do(…)

Poetry is Essential: presenting at the 2016 NH Arts Education Conference

Poetry is Essential: presenting at the 2016 NH Arts Education Conference

Just time for a micro-post before my working week ends…. I found out this week that my proposal to run a workshop at the New Hampshire 2016 Statewide Arts Education Partnership Conference was accepted. As a new member of the NH Artists in Education Roster, I was given the chance to pitch an idea for a session. The(…)

Summer’s Almost Gone…

Summer’s Almost Gone…

It doesn’t feel like the end of summer—it’s 80F outside and I have to keep moving desks at UNH library to avoid frying in the sun—but it’s September, and just in the last couple of days our neighbor’s tree has got the message and developed a core of red, while my neighbor himself spent Saturday cutting(…)

Old Hampshire to New Hampshire

Old Hampshire to New Hampshire

Looking back at my last post, I see it’s been nearly six months since I blogged. There has been one basic reason for that: on March 5th, I received news that I’d been accepted onto the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing at the University of New Hampshire, starting in Fall 2014. That email(…)