June Jordan's Poetry for the People: A Revolutionary Blueprint

June Jordan's Poetry for the People: A Revolutionary Blueprint

by June Jordan
     
 

Her vision and politics have set her at the forefront of contemporary poetry and her work has a far-reaching impact on all poets and readers of poetry today. A dedicated and inspired teacher, her innovative and highly successful poetry program, Poetry for the People, has recently emerged as a national phenomenon.See more details below

Overview

Her vision and politics have set her at the forefront of contemporary poetry and her work has a far-reaching impact on all poets and readers of poetry today. A dedicated and inspired teacher, her innovative and highly successful poetry program, Poetry for the People, has recently emerged as a national phenomenon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415911689
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/1995
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
1140L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Personal and Political Power in Poetry13
Poetry for The People: A Course Description
Claiming and Proclaiming Our Voices
2Building a Community of Trust Within a Poetry Workshop35
Guidelines For Critiquing A Poem: The Poetry Distiller
The Guidelines in Action
The Workshop Puzzle: Putting It Together
3Reflections on Teaching
Power Tripping, Responsibility, and Authority55
Why Teach Poetry? (What's Power Got To Do With It?)
Some Tips for Leading Poetry Workshops
Navigating the Highs and Lows of Teaching
4Rescuing the Canon: Reinventing and Making It Relevant Again69
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
5Alliterative Squat Thrusts
A Syllabus and Some Exercises for Writing Poetry103
A Sample Syllabus
Modeling Poetic Forms
Developing Cultural Literacies
6Word of Mouth
Staging a Revolutionary Reading135
Getting Our Voices Out There
Preparing for the Big Events
Hot Shot Poet Readings
Chillin' After (or Before) the Readings
7Publicity and Media
Let Them Drink Nectar149
Getting the Word Out
8Reaching Inward and Outward Through Poetry157
Writing Poetry with Children
Community Workshops, Performances, and Other Types of Outreach
9Throwing It Down (On Paper, in a Book)
Publishing Our Poetry177
Why Publish?
From a Stack of Papers to a Book: A Timeline
10Poems from Poetry for the People, 1991-1994
A Fantabulous Collection of Poems191
Poetry for the People In a Time of War
Poetry for the People: What Now?
The Power of the Word
Poetry in a Time of Genocide
Poetry in a Season of Love
Coda225
Index of Coauthors and Contributors231

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