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June Jordan's Poetry for the People : a revolutionary blueprint

Author: Lauren Muller; June Jordan; Poetry for the People (Organization)
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 1995.
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This text provides a guide for teachers and poets on how to inspire young people to become practising poets. Part One focuses on Jordan's classroom and workshop methods for teaching poets whilst Part  Read more...

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June Jordan's Poetry for the People.
New York : Routledge, 1995
(OCoLC)604685211
Online version:
June Jordan's Poetry for the People.
New York : Routledge, 1995
(OCoLC)631328515
Named Person: June Jordan; June Jordan
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lauren Muller; June Jordan; Poetry for the People (Organization)
ISBN: 0415911672 9780415911672 0415911680 9780415911689
OCLC Number: 32276331
Description: viii, 232 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Personal and Political Power in Poetry. Poetry for The People: A Course Description. Claiming and Proclaiming Our Voices --
2. Building a Community of Trust Within a Poetry Workshop. Guidelines For Critiquing A Poem: The Poetry Distiller. The Guidelines in Action. The Workshop Puzzle: Putting It Together --
3. Reflections on Teaching. Power Tripping, Responsibility, and Authority. Why Teach Poetry? (What's Power Got To Do With It?). Some Tips for Leading Poetry Workshops. Navigating the Highs and Lows of Teaching --
4. Rescuing the Canon: Reinventing and Making It Relevant Again. Contemporary Poets Talk About the Canon: Adrienne Rich, Joy Harjo, Cornelius Eady, Marilyn Chin, Ntozake Shange, Dan Bellm, Alfred Arteaga Janice Gould. Creating Our Own Canon: In-Your-Face-America Bibliographies --
5. Alliterative Squat Thrusts. A Syllabus and Some Exercises for Writing Poetry. A Sample Syllabus. Modeling Poetic Forms. Developing Cultural Literacies --
6. Word of Mouth. Staging a Revolutionary Reading. Getting Our Voices Out There. Preparing for the Big Events. Hot Shot Poet Readings. Chillin' After (or Before) the Readings --
7. Publicity and Media. Let Them Drink Nectar. Getting the Word Out --
8. Reaching Inward and Outward Through Poetry. Writing Poetry with Children. Community Workshops, Performances, and Other Types of Outreach --
9. Throwing It Down (On Paper, in a Book). Publishing Our Poetry. Why Publish? From a Stack of Papers to a Book: A Timeline.
Responsibility: edited by Lauren Muller and the Poetry for the People collective.
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"This celebration of "explorative" poetry as a communal, oral art form is an easy-to-use, timely reference for community college, public libraries and writers' centers."-"Library Journal ""June Read more...

 
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