Edwin Rolfe, a member of the Communist Party of the USA (CPUSA) in the 1930s, wrote a poem about the Depression called “Season of Death.” This poem and a video of our discussion of...
fall 2022 webcast schedule
NOTE: All times given are Eastern U.S. Time. Click HERE to watch any webcast live.
1) Wed 9/7/22, 3 pm (wk 1)
2) Wed 9/14/22, 9:30 am (wk 2)
3) Wed 9/21/22, 11 am (wk 3) (CELEBRATION of ModPo’s 10th anniversary & “The Difference Is Spreading” book—visitors welcome)
4) Wed 9/28/22, noon (wk 4) [featuring Jerome Rothenberg]
5) Thursday. 10/6/22, 8:30 pm (wk 5)
6) Thursday 10/13/22, 6:30 pm local time (wk 6) [in Chicago place TBD]
7) Wed 10/19/22, noon (wk 7)
8) Wed 10/26/22, 6:30 pm (wk 8) [in NYC at Morgan Library]
9) Wed 11/2/22, 3 pm (wk 9)
10) Wed 11/9/22, noon (wk 10) [featuring Laynie Browne]
11) Mon 11/14/22, noon (“final words”)
 Click HERE to watch recordings of all the ModPo 2020 webcasts.
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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: