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ERIC Number: EJ829271
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1541-1796
Speaking in Poems
Jackson, Spoon
Teaching Artist Journal, v5 n1 p22-26 Apr 2007
When the author came to prison, he signed up for poetry classes. He had never read or pondered any poetry before, nor did he think he would like it. He had mistakenly thought that poetry was beyond him, and only for women, squares, nerds, weirdoes, professors, and high-brows: people caught up in some unreal academic world. In this article, the author shares that he now teaches writing workshops for inmates. He relates that it always amazed him how shocked and inspired fellow prisoners are by the poetry readings and workshops.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California