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Introduction, Workshop 1: Listening and Speaking with Poetry: An Introduction

In "Exploring Our Values Through Poetry," a Tapestry of Faith program

Breathe-in experience,

breathe-out poetry.

— Muriel Rukeyser

The primary activities of this first workshop provide the orientation and vocabulary that will engage and support participants as they move into the program curriculum and deeper into poetry. Activity 2, The Poet's Tools, contains a substantial amount of information that provides the basis for future discussions of poems. Your presentation of the material needs to engage participants, and you should not belabor the information itself. Participants do not need to learn the poetic devices that you will discuss; they simply need to understand the material. Post the poet's tools, which you will list on newsprint during the activity, for future reference throughout the program.

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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

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