ModPo’er & teacher Christan Bush tried the ModPo method of collaborative close reading with her students, and it worked! And you can watch it work! The poem they discussed is Theodore Roethke’s “The Waking.”...
fall 2020 webcast schedule
1) Wed 9/9/20, noon (wk 1)
2) Wed 9/16/20, 3PM (wk 2) (w/ Kate Colby)
3) Wed 9/23/20, noon (wk 3) (w/ Bob Perelman)
4) Thu 10/1/20, 6:30PM in Chicago (wk 4)
5) Thu. 10/7/20, 3PM (wk 5)
6) Wed 10/14/20, noon (wk 6) (w/ Jake Marmer)
7) Wed 10/21/20, 10AM (wk 7)
8) Wed 10/28/20, 6:30PM (wk 8) (in NYC @ Morgan Library)
9) Wed 11/4/20, 3PM (wk 9)
10) Wed 11/11/20, noon (wk 10) (w/ Derek Beaulieu)
11) Mon 11/16/20, 10:30AM (“final words”)
 Click HERE to join the live webcast or to watch a recording of the most recent session.
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meet-ups & study groups
take ModPo for credit
Yes, you can take ModPo for University of Pennsylvania credit. Three 10-week sessions are offered each year: fall, spring, summer. This version of ModPo is taught by famed ModPo TA Anna Strong Safford and co-created with ModPo founder Al Filreis. Click HERE for all the info you need. Contact Anna with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
meet the ModPo TAs
to receive announcements:
If you would like to receive ModPo announcements by email, write to us at email@example.com. If you would like to receive weekly announcements about Kelly Writers House events (all of which are streamed live), write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Got 5 minutes? Check out the latest episode of ModPoMinute:
Or click HERE for all episodes.
ModPo has created a Teacher Resource Center (“TRC“) for teachers who use ModPo poems & videos in their classrooms. Click HERE to read teaching guides and watch videos in which teachers talk about teaching with ModPo. If you wish to be added to our teachers mailing list, write us at email@example.com. Click HERE to discuss ModPo poems with other teachers.
Our “Community Collaborative Close Readings” page consists of videos created by ModPo people worldwide as they gather together to collaborate on the close reading of a poem from or related to the ModPo syllabus. Click HERE to visit the CCCR page and watch some of the videos—and to read guidelines for creating your own CCCR video.
PoemTalk is a monthly podcast produced by Al Filreis at the Kelly Writers House in collaboration with the Poetry Foundation. All episodes, including the newest, are archived at Jacket2 magazine HERE. Click HERE to subscribe through iTunes. Most PoemTalk episodes are audio-only, but here is the video recording of PoemTalk #127—about a poem by John Ashbery: