About Hands on Stanzas

Hands on Stanzas, the educational outreach program of the Poetry Center of Chicago places professional, teaching Poets in residence at Chicago Public Schools across the city. Poets teach the reading, discussion, and writing of poetry to 3 classes over the course of 20 classroom visits, typically from October through April. Students improve their reading, writing, and public speaking skills, and participating teachers report improved motivation and academic confidence. You can contact Cassie Sparkman, Director of the Hands on Stanzas program, by phone: 312.629.1665 or by email: csparkman(at)poetrycenter.org for more information.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Poets we've read thus far!

We have read three poems by three different poets so far! The Poets have been:

Carl Sandburg
Lucille Clifton
Langston Hughes

So far we've learned about metaphor, detail and simile.

Every week there will be three featured poems per class, with an explanation of what we learned in class that day.

Stay tuned!