Wanted to recap what we've learned this week. Please chime in! Also for folks who want to jump into week 2 after missing week 1.
- We have a great, diverse group of learners here--veteran poets and folks taking to poetry for the first time.
- Most of us made visual representations of our poems--our “hacks” showed insight into our own interpretations of the poem.
- Themes of land/sea, sky/lake, containment/rupture, viewer/recognition were prevalent. Pushing topics to the brink and “seeing what pops” made interesting poems.
- We chose poems that had a strong sense of narrative that we could express to others. Did we select them because of the assignment? Or are these the kind of poems we tend to remember?
What Makes a Poem Work? Here’s what we say. This will be our rubric moving forward when we hack our future poems.