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The Geography of Poetry

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Yonkers, Fall 2007

The poetry of place was explored by reading the work of great poets and by exploring the students' memories and imaginations. A map-covered bookmaking activity, as well as a collaborative book including all of the place poems, capped off this course.

Most, but not all, of the poems were about place. The class made a book of all the poems, and one student made a gorgeous illustration for the cover. They named the book Poem River. Also, each student put together a book of his or her own poems and used maps to make covers.

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Read the Poems

Poem by CML  Untitled Poem, by CML Vegetarian Thanksgiving Vegetarian Thanksgiving, by Auden Vegetarian Thanksgiving Paintball City, by Ben
The Mississippi Snake The Mississippi Snake, by Lynette Guitar Hero Guitar Guitar Hero Guitar, by Ian Salt Marsh, Cape Cod Locust, by Henri
stinky garlic Poem, by Henri Statues Poem, by CML Rivers Rivers, by Rebecca

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