Al’s 9/16/19 message: 1) week 2; 2) resources for teachers; 3) meet-ups
Hello and welcome to Monday of week 2 of ModPo 2019. We are beginning to talk about our week 2 poets—influenced by Dickinson and Whitman. Fun!
If you are a teacher—or have an interest in learning through poetry, or in learning online generally—you should take a look at our Teacher Resource Center (TRC) HERE. Like ModPoPLUS, the TRC syllabus has been organized to parallel the ten weeks of the main ModPo syllabus. You can go week by week, watching videos in which teachers talk about how to teach a particular poem, and find many other resources. Again, the TRC is not just for teachers. It’s for anyone and everyone curious about how and why we teach these poems and in this mode.
ModPo people in Scotland are organizing. They have scheduled a meet-up for November 9. Please go HERE if you are in Scotland or plan to be visiting this fall, say hello, and join the conversation about the proposed meet-up. If you need us to put you in touch with the Scottish ModPo’ers, write us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you. Thanks to Christie Williamson for organizing this.
The New York City group has organized FIVE meet-ups during this ModPo season. Go HERE to get all the information. The NYC group meets at the 53rd Street Branch—New York Public Library, at 18 W 53rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues). Saturdays, Noon-1:30pm: September 21st, October 5th, October 19th, November 2nd, November 16th. Again, go HERE to check in with the NY group and receive updates. Thanks to long-time ModPo CTA Mandana Chaffa for doing all the work to make the NYC meet-ups happen.
Legendary ModPo TA Dave Poplar is looking for ModPo’ers in the Tucson area. Go HERE to find out more.
The Paris group is collaborating on meet-ups HERE. Thanks for Irene Torra Mohedano for convening the ModPo Parisians.
HERE is the Philadelphia group, getting organized too!
If you are looking for people to meet and talk about ModPo poems in your area, go HERE. You will also find in our “Study groups & meet-ups” forum people gathering online (in the forums) around common interests and affiliations.