SloPo mini-courses and special off-season office hours
We here at ModPo are thinking of all of you as we navigate this challenging time. We sincerely hope that you and your families are healthy and well, or as well as can be, and that you’re taking care of yourselves and each other as much as you can.
We also suspect you might be looking for a little poetry right about now, and well, there we can help!
First, we want to remind you about our SloPo mini-course offerings.
Jason Zuzga is midway through his course on ethnopoetics and indigenous and multilingual American poetry That mini-course is active and thriving right now, but feel free to jump in with Jason whenever you’d like!
And we have a number of SloPo mini-courses upcoming throughout the spring!
Jake Marmer, brilliant poet/teacher, will lead us through “Poetry and the Spiritual Experience,” beginning March 30.
And the amazing Community TA Mandana Chaffa will soon return to SloPo, by popular demand, with a reading group on John Ashbery.
Finally, beloved TA Max McKenna will offer a mini-course on Gwendolyn Brooks, beginning May 4.
If you’re interested in receiving email updates about any of these course, please email Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate which course you’d like to sign up for, your preferred name/spelling, and your preferred email address.
Also: various ModPo TAs — and I also — will be offering two-hour, super focused “off season office hours” over the next few months. We’ll announce a schedule and the poem that each TA will cover soon. We hope these offseason office hours will open up a space for us to come together and chat about a single poem or poet.
If you’re interested in hearing about some of our latest and greatest additions to the site, especially to ModPoPLUS, check out modpo.org, where we routinely post announcements about new ModPoPLUS videos, new ModPoMinute videos, and other relevant announcements.
Lastly, we know that many of you might have kids at home who are learning online for the foreseeable future. We want to remind you that we have a whole section of ModPo dedicated to teachers and teaching, so if you’re looking for a little pedagogical inspiration, please visit the TRC for teaching videos, lesson plans, activities, and more!
With best wishes to you, wherever you are dwelling these days, from all of us at ModPo.