ModPo people might recall that Doug Kearney visited us back in November 2019 and joined us for the Beat week webcast. We edited several clips from the full recording of the webcast, and have added some of those clips in addition to other recordings we’ve made with Doug, to several parts of ModPoPLUS and, in one case (on “Jail Poems”) to the main syllabus.
And there’s now a Doug Kearney section of ModPoPLUS in week 6. See list and links below.
Since our first session back in 2012, ModPo people have arranged meet-ups around the world. And they have formed online study groups. To find a meet-up in your city or region and to find a study group you might like to join, click HERE. You can also post to the ModPo Facebook group HERE.
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 email@example.com.
meet the ModPo TAs
ModPo TAs are famously responsive & generous with their time. Meet them HERE. Talk with them directly during office hours (schedule is HERE). Click HERE to watch an 11-minute video featuring the ModPo TAs in action.
to receive announcements:
If you would like to receive ModPo announcements by email, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to receive weekly announcements about Kelly Writers House events (all of which are streamed live), write to email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: