5/25: Spoken Word

1. Come up with a topic that you feel strongly about and watch 3 spoken word poems on your topic.  Take notes on presentation tools that each performer used (what was most effective?  What made them different?)

Also, due Thursday, a spoken word poem on that subject! For heading purposes, this is poem #10.

Due 5/22: Poet Study

1. Poet Study–Continue working on your poet study.

Due 5/18: Poet Study Prep

1. Poet Study–Use tonight to work toward your first draft which is due June 5th.

Due 5/16: Black Arts

1. Awaiting the homework email from today’s presenting group.

Due 5/11: Beat Poem

1. Writing–Original beat poems! Your beat poem should reflect what you know to be true about beat poetry in terms of theme, voice, style, and form. So, when we hear or read your poem, it should be clear that this is a beat poem. One very specific requirement though: you should get funky with form (i.e. Dog).


Sean Leon (Your name!)
Poetry Seminar
9. Beat Poem