As part of the ModPoPLUS syllabus for week 5 (chapter 6), we have added a section of poems by so-called “confessional poets” of the late 1950s and 1960s. We have been edging toward discussions...
fall 2021 webcast schedule
NOTE: All times given are Eastern U.S. Time. Click HERE to watch any webcast live.
1) Wed 9/8/21, noon (wk 1)
2) Wed 9/15/21, 9:30 AM (wk 2)
3) Wed 9/22/21, 8 PM (wk 3)
4) Wed 9/29/21, 3 PM (wk 4) [Kate Colby visits]
5) Wed. 10/6/21, noon (wk 5)
6) Wed 10/13/21, 6 PM (wk 6)
7) Wed 10/20/21, 3 PM (wk 7) [with Edwin Torres]
8) Wed 10/27/21, 10 AM (wk 8)
9) Wed 11/3/21, 3 PM (wk 9)
10) Wed 11/10/21, NOON (wk 10) [“erica kaufman DAY”] [with Jack Gieseking]
11) Mon 11/15/21, NOON (“final words”)
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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.
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.
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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: