Eequ · After school. In place of school. Beyond school.
Poetry: Getting Real
Mining our experiences for treasures
Mentored by Martin SchmandtMentor summary: Artist, poet, teacher
For ages: 14 - 16 years
“We had the experience but missed the meaning,” wrote TS Eliot. But we don’t have to miss it! Poetry is a wonderful way to mine our experiences for the treasures they can yield. This block of 7 sessions will explore poems as word windows into a heightened and meaningful reality. Students will write their own new poems that rearrange the surface world into deeper truth and startling beauty and will travel the world of poems already written by accomplished poets. Students will cultivate the music and power of their own poetry-speaking voices. Learning to appreciate and develop elements of poetry such as metre, rhythm and metaphor will challenge and empower the students’ creativity and sense of craftsmanship. Each 90-minute session will involve both reading and writing. Themes for the lessons include: This house has been far out at sea all night. (Ted Hughes) The orbit-armed hammer-swing of spring (Martin English) That random, rare descent. (Sylvia Plath) Inner than the bon...
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House name to be confirmed, Cansiron Lane, Ashurstwood, West Sussex, RH19
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