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Let’s see How a Computer “Feels” about Walt Whitman in Honor of #NationalPoetryMonth
Humanities

Let’s see How a Computer “Feels” about Walt Whitman in Honor of #NationalPoetryMonth

In honor of National Poetry Month, I unearthed this computational example of reading poetry. I took an e-text version of…
Poetry Just Might Be the Remedy for Reluctant Readers
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Poetry Just Might Be the Remedy for Reluctant Readers

Author Jason Reynolds argues magnificently for using poetry as the gateway drug into reading. If you know a child is…
Fibonacci Sequence Poetry? Yes, Please!
Arts + Letters

Fibonacci Sequence Poetry? Yes, Please!

I’ll say it again: we must do more to blur the lines between the worlds of numbers and letters. This…
Science and Poetry, Both are Celebrations
Arts + Letters

Science and Poetry, Both are Celebrations

Science and poetry are two sides of the same universal coin. (And here’s another, more etymological take, on the matter.)…
Why Poetry and STEM are Not So Far Apart
STEM

Why Poetry and STEM are Not So Far Apart

Etymology is often my go-to inspiration source for looking at things differently.  Big ups to Merriam-Webster for this etymological gem…
“High School Training Ground,” by Malcolm London
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“High School Training Ground,” by Malcolm London

Check out this Chicago poet’s powerful commentary on the reality of high school, a training ground for the injustices all…
Poet Malachi Byrd on “Intelligence”
Arts + Letters

Poet Malachi Byrd on “Intelligence”

The young poet laces together elements of school, identity, success, and art all in under four minutes.  The poem stands…
Poet Drops Mic on School System
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Poet Drops Mic on School System

In this video, poet Prince Ea performs a lyrical indictment of the school system.  He makes some powerful points, to…
Hating School, Loving Education
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Hating School, Loving Education

Check out this powerful poem that pinpoints the all-too-common tension between schooling and learning.  Spoken word poetry at its best.
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