Poetry Reading 2.0: Poetry Slidecast, Mrs. Nayman’s 1st period!

On Wednesday, April 29, Mrs. Nayman’s 1st period 11th American Literature/Composition students shared poems inspired by personal photographs @ The Unquiet Library!  You can enjoy the slidecast below to see their photos and hear each student read his/her poem.  Simply click the green button, and the slides will automatically play and advance themselves.

It took me awhile to get the hang of syncing the mp3 audio to each slide, but after some trial and error, I think I have it.  I hope to improve my syncing skills as I work on the next two poetry podcasts/slidecasts for 2nd and 7th periods.

I am also making class books of each set of poems for the poetry reading—one set for the library, and one set for Mrs. Nayman’s classroom; many thanks to Mrs. Joy Mabry of the Cherokee County School District Teacher Center for her help with this endeavor!    The photos from the day are also housed at http://www.flickr.com/photos/8166472@N03/sets/72157617481444372/ .  We also have the student poems hanging from our poetry clothesline.

For help on creating the Slidecasts, try these resources:

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Poems for Your Pockets: A Clothesline of Poetry

Poem in Your Pocket Day 2009 is almost here!  What is Poem in Your Pocket Day?

The idea is simple: select a poem you love during National Poetry Month then carry it with you to share with co-workers, family, and friends on April 30, 2009. Poems from pockets will be unfolded throughout the day with events in parks, libraries, schools, workplaces, and bookstores.

We will be celebrating in The Unquiet Library with poetry readings and free poems for everyone!  Today we hung the first clothesline of poetry—check out the slideshow above.  More clotheslines full of poems for your pockets are coming next week—stay tuned!  Many thanks to Mr. Jason Hubbard for helping me hang the clothesline since I am vertically challenged!

Many thanks to Kenyon College for the idea and for letting me borrow it!

Poets and Writers+Daily Lit=Free Poetry!

http://www.dailylit.com/books/masters-of-verse

DailyLit: Masters of Verse, book by Poets & Writers via kwout

Poets and Writers has teamed up with Daily Lit to bring you a daily dose of poetry via email or RSS feed:

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Poets & Writers, in conjunction with DailyLit, will post a poem every day throughout April. Masters of Verse: Thirty Poems by Late, Great Poets offers some of the best-known poems (together with a few uncommon selections) for readers who want to rediscover the lasting power of poetry.

You may also want to follow:

Free Verse Flickr Project and the Academy of American Poets

Do you love poetry?  Do you love photography?  Or both?  The Academy of American Poets is sponsoring the Free Verse Project. Here is the scoop!

Inspired by the 2009 National Poetry Month Poster which features lines by T. S. Eliot written in a fogged window, the Academy of American Poets invites you to capture and share verse in ephemeral ways.

Recreate a favorite poem off the page and contribute it to the Free Verse project. Write lines on a sandy beach, assemble twigs on a hillside, or chalk the sidewalk. Take a photo before it disappears and post it in the Free Verse group page on Flickr, on the Academy’s Fan Page on Facebook, or email your photo to freeverse@poets.org. Include the source of your lines in the photo caption.  All photos posted by April 15 will be automatically entered to win the new Poem in Your Pocket anthology and a commemorative piece of jewelry by San Francisco designer Jeanine Payer, who specializes in hand-engraving lines of poetry on earrings, necklaces, and other items. Selected entries will also be featured on Poets.org.

For more information, please visit the Free Verse Project Page hosted by the Academy of American Poets at Poets.org.