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The Ins and Outs of Poetry

LIS 518 Group Project

Jennifer Hutchinson

on 18 April 2016

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Transcript of The Ins and Outs of Poetry

What is Poetry?
Making It Work
Lost? Or Found?
Marion Jones, Kathleen Lehigh,
Jennifer Hutchinson

The Ins and Outs of Poetry
by Group 9

Dictionary.com defines poetry as..
"the art of rhythmical
composition, written or spoken, for exciting pleasure
by beautiful, imaginative, or
elevated thoughts"
Poetry in Motion
Poetry Slam
Found Poetry
Songs as Poetry
Open Mic
Poetry Games
Text from newspapers, magazines or books
Library, store
Items around the house
Found Poems......
Found poems are a type of poetry "created by taking words, phrases, and sometimes whole passages from other sources and reframing them as poetry by making changes in spacing and lines, or by adding or deleting texts, thus impacting new meaning." This definition from
, is both a simple yet complete description of this type of poem.
How Do I Find Poetry?
Encourages critical thinking
Helps to increase content connections
Creation of lasting connections with a particular subject
Creates a link between the student and language
Increases language skills
Increases awareness of language in their surroundings
Linking Found Poetry to Learning
Incorporate Found Poetry by.....
English and Language Arts
Social Studies and History
Science and Math
Poetry Slam
Here is an example. The following is an excerpt from a press release announcing this year's Best Books for Young Adults. The words bolded are used to make the poem below.

From a conference room in Philadelphia, just blocks from the
Liberty Bell
, seventy-two books that
the past, celebrate our
, and look to the
have been
by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a
of the American Library
(ALA) for the 2003 Best Books for Young Adults list.
Liberty Bell
Honor, freedom, future
Selected division
The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults.......
A competitive event in which poets perform their work and are judged by members of the audience.
Poetry Slam Rules
Each poem must be of the poet's own construction;
Each poet gets three minutes (plus a ten-second grace period) to read one poem. If the poet goes over time, points will be deducted from the total score.
The poet may not use props, costumes or musical instruments;
Of the scores the poet received form the five judges, the high and low scores are dropped and the middle three are added together, giving the poet a total score of 0-30.
Links for Young Adults
Additional Reference Links related to Poetry

Definition of poetry in English:. (n.d.). Retrieved April 13, 2016, from http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/poetry

The definition of poetry. (n.d.). Retrieved April 13, 2016, from http://www.dictionary.com/browse/poetry

Ellis, L., Gere, A. R., & Lamberton, L. J. (2003). Out Loud: The Common Language of Poetry. The English Journal, 93(1), 44. doi:10.2307/3650569

Farrelly, M. G. (2006). Poetry Slammed. Public Libraries, 46-47. Retrieved March 28, 2016.

Hilbun, J. (2015). Find Poetry: Using Found Poems in School and Public Libraries to Enhance Student Creativity and Writing. Retrieved March 29, 2016, from http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/2015/11/find-poetry-using-found-poems-in-school-and-public-libraries-to-enhance-student-creativity-and-writing/

(n.d.). Retrieved April 13, 2016, from http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/text/poetic-form-found-poem

Letcher, M.. (2010). Off the Shelves: Poetry and Verse Novels for Young Adults. The English Journal, 99(3), 87–90. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org.lynx.lib.usm.edu/stable/40503490

Poetry Slam Inc. (n.d.). Retrieved April 13, 2016, from http://poetryslam.com/
Scholes, R. (2001). The crafty reader. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Zitlow, C. S.. (1995). Young Adult Literature: Did Patty Bergen Write This Poem?: Connecting Poetry and Young Adult Literature. The English Journal, 84(1), 110–113. http://doi.org.lynx.lib.usm.edu/10.2307/82049

[Slide 1, 1st iimage]. (n.d.). Retrieved April 2, 2016, from https://sunshineandchaos.wordpress.com/2012/01/29/sunday-quotes-poetry/

[Slide 1, 2nd image]. (n.d.). Retrieved April 8, 2016, from http://www.dailywaffle.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/poetry.jpg

[Slide 1, 3rd image]. (n.d.). Retrieved April 11, 2016, from http://www.australiancurriculumlessons.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/poetry-types.png

[Slide 1, 4th image]. (n.d.). Retrieved April 11, 2016, from http://www.quotehd.com/imagequotes/authors3/samuel-johnson-poetry-quotes-poetry-is-the-art-of-uniting-pleasure.jpg

[Slide 3, Digital image]. (n.d.). Retrieved April 11, 2016, from http://www.overduemedia.com

[Found poetry image/book page with words circled]. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ld0rBaRO3gU/UBav-cpxO9I/AAAAAAAAAKg/SPzAn6SSorY/s1600/Believe_Not_Found_Poetry_by_danidrastic.jpg

[Digital image]. (n.d.). Retrieved April 11, 2016, from

[Poetry Slam Image, Digital image]. (n.d.). Retrieved April 10, 2016, from
[Digital image]. (n.d.). Retrieved April 10, 2016, from

[Found Poems image]. (n.d.). Retrieved April 10, 2016, from

[Lovely Woods image]. (n.d.). Retrieved April 10, 2016, from

[Poetry Slam image]. (n.d.). Retrieved April 10, 2016, from

[Poetry Slam Image, Digital image]. (n.d.). Retrieved April 10, 2016, from

[Stack-of-Books, Digital image]. (n.d.). Retrieved April 11, 2016, from

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